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SON Yeon Jae
Republic of Korea
KOR
Title
Ms
Lastname
SON
Firstname
Yeon Jae
Gender
female
Country
Republic of Korea
Place of birth
Seoul
Year of birth
1994 (28 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Rhythmic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Tinkerbell (biz.chosun.com, 03 Oct 2014)
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Leisure Administration, Sport Studies - Yonsei University, Seoul, KOR
Spoken languages
Japanese, Korean, Russian, English
Club
Yonsei University [Seoul, KOR]
Coach
Song Hee [national], KOR (news.donga.com, 05 Jul 2016)
International senior debut
2010 for Korea, Asian Games in Guangzhou, China (korea.kr, 15 Jun 2011)
Injuries
An ankle injury forced her to miss the 2015 World Cup event in Pesaro, Italy. (fig-gymnastics.com, 10 Apr 2015)

She has had persistent injury problems in her ankles throughout her career, and underwent treatment on them after the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (mydaily.co.kr, 05 Dec 2014)

She fractured a toe at the beginning of 2013. (munhwa.com, 07 Apr 2014)

She injured her right ankle during her preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (news.chosun.com, 22 Aug 2012)
National Team
2010 (people.search.naver.com, 27 Feb 2014)
Start sporting career
She began gymnastics at age five. (sportschosun.com, 04 Oct 2011)
Reason for taking up the sport
Her mother influenced her to take up the sport. (youtube.com, 20 Oct 2011)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the all-around final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and winning a gold medal in the all-around at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (news.hankooki.com, 20 Nov 2013; womennews.co.kr, 24 Nov 2014)
Hero / Idol
Ukrainian rhythmic gymnasts Anna Bessonova, Russian rhythmic gymnast Evgenia Kanaeva (sonyj.com, 02 Aug 2010; xportsnews.com, 10 Jul 2012)
Philosophy / Motto
"Rhythmic gymnastics is my life." (womennews.co.kr, 24 Nov 2014)
Additional information
Awards
She received a Grand Award at the Korean Olympic Committee Grand Award Ceremony in January 2016. (sportsseoul.com, 27 Jan 2016)

She was named 2014 Amateur Athlete of the Year at the Korean Sport Awards. (yonhapnews.co.kr, 24 Feb 2015)

She received the Best Athlete Award at the 2014 Korea Women's Sports Awards. (womennews.co.kr, 24 Nov 2014)

She was given the Best Women's Performance Award at the Korean Athletics Awards Ceremony in February 2014. (womennews.co.kr, 27 Feb 2014)

General
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2014 she became the first Korean rhythmic gymnast to win an Asian Games gold medal in the all-around event. (ahatv.co.kr, 18 Dec 2014)

Last update : 2016-09-23

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
72.898 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
71.956 

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
111.475 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
110.300 
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
28.075
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
27.825
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
26.350
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
28.050
World Championships

2015 - 34th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
69.998 
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
54.465 
Hoop
Rank Final
5
Score Final
18.125
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
17.933
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.216
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
18.266
Clubs
Rank Final
8
Score Final
17.183
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.933
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
18.083
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.266
Team
Rank Final
12
Score Final
134.764
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - 33rd FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships IZMIR (TUR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
70.933 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
52.649 
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
17.966
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
17.350
Ball
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.733
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.483
Clubs
Rank Final
4
Score Final
17.833
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
17.433
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.050
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
17.733
Team
Rank Final
10
Score Final
127.981
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2013 - 32nd FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships KIEV (UKR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
70.332 
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
52.250 
Hoop
Rank Final
7
Score Final
17.158
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
17.550
Ball
Rank Final
7
Score Final
16.658
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
17.400
Clubs
Rank Final
6
Score Final
17.566
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.300
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
16.108

2011 - 31st FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships MONTPELLIER (FRA)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
107.750 
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
80.725 
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
26.725
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
26.550
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
27.200
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
26.800
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
255.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2010 - 30th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships MOSCOW (RUS)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
74.425 
Rope
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
25.000
Hoop
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
24.950
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
24.200
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
24.475
Team
Rank Final
12
Score Final
243.875
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2016 - 8th Asian Championships 2016 TASHKENT (UZB)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
73.750 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
1
Score Final
18.600
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
18.450
Ball
Rank Final
1
Score Final
18.600
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
18.500
Clubs
Rank Final
1
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
18.600
Ribbon
Rank Final
1
Score Final
18.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
18.200
World / Challenge Cup

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B KAZAN (RUS)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
74.900 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.600
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.750
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.600
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.900
Clubs
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.650
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.800
Ribbon
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.500
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.450

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B GUADALAJARA (ESP)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
74.650 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.550
Ball
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.700
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.650
Clubs
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.750
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.750
Ribbon
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.450
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.700

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B SOFIA (BUL)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
74.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.650
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
18.550
Ball
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.650
Clubs
Rank Final
1
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
18.600
Ribbon
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.450
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.400

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B PESARO (ITA)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
73.900 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
6
Score Final
17.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.550
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.450
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.500
Clubs
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.400
Ribbon
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.450

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B LISBON (POR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
72.300 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.500
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.500
Ball
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.350
Clubs
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.550
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.000
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
17.450

2016 - World Cup 2016 Cat. B ESPOO (FIN)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
73.550 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
18.400
Ball
Rank Final
1
Score Final
18.450
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.350
Clubs
Rank Final
7
Score Final
17.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.400
Ribbon
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
18.400

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B KAZAN (RUS)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
72.650 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.200
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.250
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
17.700
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.150
Clubs
Rank Final
6
Score Final
17.100
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.150
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
16.850
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.100

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B SOFIA (BUL)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
72.800 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
5
Score Final
18.350
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.200
Ball
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.300
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.100
Clubs
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.350
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.250
Ribbon
Rank Final
4
Score Final
18.300
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.250

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B TASHKENT (UZB)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
72.250 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.200
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.150
Ball
Rank Final
7
Score Final
16.800
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
17.750
Clubs
Rank Final
8
Score Final
16.850
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.150
Ribbon
Rank Final
6
Score Final
17.200
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.200

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B BUCHAREST (ROU)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
72.050 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
8
Score Final
16.850
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
17.900
Ball
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
18.050
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.150
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
17.950

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B LISBON (POR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
72.050 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.050
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.150
Ball
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.250
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
17.700
Clubs
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.800
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
17.950
Ribbon
Rank Final
6
Score Final
17.150
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
18.250

2014 - World Cup 2014 Cat B KAZAN (RUS)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
69.750 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
18.000
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
17.800
Ball
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.750
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
17.800
Clubs
Rank Final
6
Score Final
17.300
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
17.250
Ribbon
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
16.900

2014 - Dundee World Cup 2014 Cat B SOFIA (BUL)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
70.250 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
17.900
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
17.550
Ball
Rank Final
3
Score Final
17.700
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
17.750
Clubs
Rank Final
4
Score Final
17.750
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
17.350
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.450
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
17.600

2014 - World Cup 2014 Cat B PESARO (ITA)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
70.416 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
5
Score Final
18.050
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
18.100
Ball
Rank Final
3
Score Final
17.850
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.400
Clubs
Rank Final
2
Score Final
18.000
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.600
Ribbon
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.150
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
17.316

2014 - World Cup 2014 Cat B LISBON (POR)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
71.200 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
3
Score Final
17.500
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
17.900
Ball
Rank Final
1
Score Final
17.500
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
17.800
Clubs
Rank Final
1
Score Final
17.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
17.550
Ribbon
Rank Final
1
Score Final
17.150
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
17.950

2014 - Gazprom World Cup 2014 Cat A STUTTGART (GER)

Individual All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
68.915 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Hoop
Rank Final
5
Score Final
17.900
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
17.700
Ball
Rank Final
8
Score Final
15.750
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.566
Clubs
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
16.216
Ribbon
Rank Final
2
Score Final
17.900
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
17.433