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People Are Obsessed With The South Korean Figure Skater Who Lit Up The Olympic Cauldron In Skates

All hail Queen Yuna.

Posted on February 9, 2018, at 11:13 a.m. ET

The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off tonight in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with people trying to guess who would be lighting the cauldron with the Olympic flame.

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A lot of people were *really* hoping it would be former South Korean professional figure skater and 2010 Olympic champion Yuna Kim.

Okay but I hope Yuna lights the cauldron

It turned out they were right!

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Kim โ€” who retired from professional figure skating after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi โ€” appeared on an ice rink at the top of the stadium in her skates.

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She performed a routine before proceeding to light the cauldron with the Olympic flame.

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All while in her skates.

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It was stunning.

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People were really moved by how beautiful it was.

๊น€์—ฐ์•„ ์„ฑํ™” ์ ํ™” ๊ผญ ์ข€ ๋ด์ฃผ์„ธ์š” ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ์‚ฌ๋žŒ

"Please watch Kim Yuna lighting the Olympic cauldron. It's so beautiful."

์งค์„ ์•ˆ๋งŒ๋“ค์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์—†์—ˆ๋‹ค ๊น€์—ฐ์•„ ๋“ฑ์žฅํ•˜์ž๋งˆ์ž ๋ง์„ ์žƒ์–ด๋ฒ„๋ฆผ.. ์ง„์งœ.. ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์ด ํ•œ์ˆœ๊ฐ„๋งŒ์œผ๋กœ๋„ ์˜ค๋Š˜ ์ž˜ ๋ดค๋‹ค๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ๋“ค์—ˆ๋‹ค

"As soon as Kim Yuna appeared, I was at a loss for words...She was truly incredible. It was so good that I got to witness it today."

yuna invented both ice and fire

They were absolutely in awe of Queen Yuna.

ํ‚น์ œ๋„ค๋Ÿด๊ฐ“ ํ€ธ์—ฐ์•„ ๋“ฑ์žฅ์ด์š” ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… 

"King, general, god, queen."

๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๊น€์—ฐ์•„ ์„ ์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ๋น™์ƒ์— ์„œ๋Š” ๊ฑธ ๋‹ค์‹œ ๋ณผ ์ค„์ด์•ผใ… ใ… ใ… 

"I would pay to watch Kim Yuna stand on ice again."

You canโ€™t really see it in this pic, but I literally kneeled as soon as Yuna Kim appeared to light the Olympic torcโ€ฆ https://t.co/Ps14mhYmCv

And super proud of her.

ํ•œ๊ตญ์ด ๋‚ด์„ธ์šธ๋งŒํ•œ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค ์ค‘ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ๋›ฐ์–ด๋‚œ ๊ฐœ์ธ.... ๋Š๋„ค J.M. ๋ฐฐ๋ฆฌ ์—†๊ณ  ์…ฐ์ต์Šคํ”ผ์–ด ์—†๊ณ  ํ†จํ‚จ์—†๊ณ  ํด ๋งค์นดํŠธ๋‹ˆ์—†๊ณ  ํ†จ์Šคํ† ์ด ์ฐจ์ด์ฝ”ํ”„์Šคํ‚ค ์—†์ง€ ํ•  ๋•Œ ์”ฉ์”ฉ๋Œ€๋ฉฐ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ ๊น€์—ฐ์•„์žˆ์–ด ๋”ฑ ํ•œ ๊ฐœ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•œ

"One of the most outstanding individuals that Korea has to offer...We don't have a J.M. Barrie, we don't have Shakespeare, we don't have Tolkien, we don't have Paul McCartney, we don't have Tolstoy, we don't have Tchaikovsky. There's only one possible answer: Kim Yuna."

i cried within 2 seconds of watching yuna - she worked so hard to bring figure skating to her country and now koreaโ€ฆ https://t.co/CDjENfFqhw

Many believed Kim deserved the honor, as they felt that she had been robbed of a gold medal by Russian Adelina Sotnikova at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kim's loss was so controversial that more than two million people signed an online petition demanding an inquiry into her shocking defeat.

I am so happy that Yuna got to light the Olympic Flame! Especially after what happened in Sochi. It shows there isโ€ฆ https://t.co/nkf0THuEd3

yuna kim lights the olympic torch

REMINDER THAT KIM YUNA WAS ROBBED AT THE LAST WINTER OLYMPICS

They really put an ice rink on top of the stadium for Yuna Kimโ€™s grand entrace as the final Olympic torchbearer. Thโ€ฆ https://t.co/oXvawU2wUC

People declared the Olympics over.

Basically, there wouldn't be a Pyeongchang Winter Olympics without Yuna. The end. Turn off the TV

yuna skating yuna lighting the olympic flame ok thanks games are over

Where were you when Queen Yuna Kim lit up the Olympic cauldron in 2018?

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN QUEEN KIM YUNA LIT UP THE ICE AND THE OLYMPIC CAULDRON

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CORRECTION

Adelina Sotnikova's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.

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