South Korean women’s gymnastics star Yeo Seo-jung (22, Jecheon City Hall) is challenging for the second consecutive medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics, which even her father Yeo Hong-chul failed to do.

Yeo Seo-jung won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Games in 2021, her first Olympics.

At that time, he scored an average of 14.733 points overall in the first and second periods to rank third. In particular, he perfectly performed his “Yeo-jeong” technique named after him in the first period and scored 15.333 points, raising expectations for a gold medal.

Although she was pushed to third place due to mistakes made during the second period, Yeo made a page in the history of Korean gymnastics. Yeo was the first Korean female mechanical gymnast to win an Olympic medal.

With the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games, Yeo Seo-jung also recorded the first “Olympic medalist for women” in Korean sports history.

Yeo Seo-jung is the daughter of Yeo Hong-chul, executive director of the Korea Gymnastics Association (Professor Kyung Hee University), who won a silver medal in men’s mechanical gymnastics at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

When she was active, Yeo was a star athlete representing Korean gymnastics. She won bronze and silver medals in vault at the 1994 Brisbane World Championships and 1996 San Juan World Championships in Puerto Rico, and achieved two consecutive gold medals in vault at the 1994 Hiroshima Games and 1998 Bangkok Asian Games.

Yeo Seo-jung, who has distinguished herself since she was young by inheriting her father’s genes, emerged as a star in Korean gymnastics by winning a vault gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

The Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games was the first international comprehensive competition as soon as Yeo Seo-jung turned 16 years old, who could compete in senior competitions, and showed off her presence by winning gold medals. It was the first time in 32 years that a Korean female mechanical gymnast won a gold medal at the Asian Games since Seo Yeon-hee and Seo Sun-Ang of Dae-dae at the 1986 Seoul Games.

In 2019, a technique named after him, “Yeojeong,” was listed in the FIG rulebook.

At the Korea Cup International Gymnastics Championships held in June 2019, Yeo successfully put her skills on the rulebook by displaying her skills in a near perfection manner. “Yeo-jeong” is a technique in which she holds a cutting board with both hands and lifts herself up in the air to twist two wheels (720 degrees).

Executive director Yeo Hong-chul also listed the technologies “Female 1” and “Female 2” in the FIG rulebook, and the father and daughter were recognized for the technologies named after them together.

Yeo Seo-jung, who was also on a roll in Tokyo with a bronze medal, struggled with a back injury after her first Olympics.

Immediately after the Tokyo Olympics, he couldn’t even train for about five months and suffered from aftereffects. At the Liverpool World Championships in November 2022, he failed to display his “Yeo-jeong” skills, and he ranked seventh as his landing gear faltered significantly.

But Yeo Seo-jeong got back on her feet.

Yeo Seo-jung won the bronze medal in women’s vault at the World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, in October last year.

Yeo Seo-jung has been named a world championship medalist for the first time since 1979 when the Korean women’s mechanical gymnastics first entered the world championship.

He also added a record of “female companionship” once again with a bronze medal at the World Championships last year.

In addition, 토토사이트 모음 Yeo Seo-jung also took the lead in women’s mechanical gymnastics competing in the Olympic team event for the first time in 36 years since the 1988 Seoul Games.

Yeo Seo-jeong finally confirmed her trip to Paris after a selection match in March this year.

Yeo Seo-jung, who has been captain of the women’s national team since last year, heads to Paris with a heavier responsibility.

Seo-jeong is committed to displaying her “Yeo-jeong” skills once again at the Paris Olympics, and aiming to achieve a higher record than at the Tokyo Olympics. “I am setting my goal big. I want to climb higher than I did at the Tokyo Olympics,” she said.

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