South Korea's new ice queen

By Like Nepal

July 16th, 2015

South Korea's New Ice Queen

It’s not easy following in the footsteps of a sporting legend — but it helps when they are willing to guide you in the right direction.

Park So-Youn has taken over the mantle of South Korea’s top figure skater from Kim Yu-Na, and the teenager is grateful that the former Olympic and world champion is giving back to the sport following her retirement last year.

“Kim Yu-Na was the best skater in the world, who could move people with her performance — that I really respect,” the 17-year-old tells CNN’s Human to Hero series.

“Thanks to Kim Yu-Na, I think figure skating became a lot more popular and it’s so nice how the fans are a lot more interested now.”