February 9, 2018 / 1:23 PM / 8 months ago

Korean figure skater Kim Yuna lights Olympic cauldron

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean figure skating superstar Kim Yuna lit the Olympic cauldron at the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Friday.

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony – Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium- Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 9, 2018 - Former figure skater Yuna Kim of South Korea lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Kim, who won gold at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and silver in Sochi four years later, performed a short skating routine before receiving the torch and sending flames shooting up to the cauldron.

The Pyeongchang Games run from Feb. 9 to 25.

Writing by Peter Rutherford

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