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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.

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.

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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It turned out they were right!

It turned out they were right!

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

Kim — who retired from professional figure skating after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi — 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.

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

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All while in her skates.

All while in her skates.

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It was stunning.

It was stunning.

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More Pyeongchang Winter Olympics content here!

More Pyeongchang Winter Olympics content here!

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