‘The 2nd Son Yeon-jae’ rhythmic gymnast Son Ji-in “I think they look alike”
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Son Ji-in (Sejonggo), a national rhythmic gymnast who started 온라인카지노 to draw attention as the ‘second Son Yeon-jae’ said, “I think they look alike.”
On the 30th, a launch ceremony for the national team of the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games sponsored by SKT was held at the SK Telecom office building in Jung-gu, Seoul.
Eight players attended and revealed their goals and aspirations in Hangzhou, and Son Ji-in, who passed the national selection match held in March last year and stood on the Asian Games stage for the first time in her life, was also present.
Rhythmic gymnasts are often noticed for their appearance, but Son Ji-in is especially drawing attention
because she has the same last name and similar appearance as Son Yeon-jae, the top star in the sport.
When asked by reporters about this, Son Ji-in shyly smiled, saying,
“They say that they look a lot alike externally, but I feel like they look a lot alike.”
He continued, “Son Yeon-jae is a player who was good at the ‘Poete Pivot’, and I want to learn it.”
When asked about the goal of the tournament, he replied, “When I was selected for the first time,
I couldn’t believe it and I remember being happy.
As it is my first tournament, I want to show everything I can do and come back.”
He then promised, “(If the competition is successful), we will arrange a place to eat with fans, give away their cherished items, and give rhythmic gymnastics lessons.”
Pro gamer Sang-hyeok “Faker” Sang-hyeok, one of the world’s leading e-sports stars, also attended the launching ceremony.
E-Sports, which was a demonstration event at the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games,
became an official event for the first time at this event.
Lee Sang-hyeok, a national League of Legends (LoL) player,
had to be content with a silver medal at the Jakarta tournament after being beaten by China in the final.
Lee Sang-hyeok pledged, “As this is the first official event,
I will prepare with all my heart to aim for a gold medal.”
Regarding the tournament being held on the home ground of China, which suffered the pain of defeat in the first Asian Games stage, Lee Sang-hyeok said, “China is a powerful country with a similar position to Korea in LoL,
we are vigilant and looking forward to that alone.” said.
Kim Seon-hyeong, who is going to Hangzhou as the “captain” of Seoul SK in professional basketball and the men’s national basketball team,
put forward a goal to help his juniors receive the benefits of military service in the gold medal he received nine years ago.
Kim Seon-hyeong is a member of the gold medal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Korea won a bronze medal at the 2018 Jakarta Games.
Kim Seon-hyung said, “When I received the gold medal in 2014, my seniors worked really hard.
Now I am the best.
I want to pass on the same benefits I received to my juniors.”
The players made the venue a sea of laughter with their witty remarks.
Track and field high jumper Choi Jin-woo (Ulsan Sports Science High School) showed his mettle by shouting ‘Barsim’ when the emcee asked,
‘Who would you like to be born as, Woo Sang-hyeok (Yongin City Hall) or Mutaz Esa Barsim (Qatar)?’
Next, Choi Jin-woo said Woo Sang-hyeok gave him advice,
“When you go to a game, try to enjoy it rather than try to do it well.”
When asked what was good about being sponsored by SKT, Faker said, “It’s really nice that they support an unlimited data plan.”
SKT has expanded its sponsorship range to amateur sports and future-oriented sports.
It is newly sponsoring various events such as track and field, weightlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, skateboarding, breaking that did not have separate sponsors in the previous Asian Games.