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YEO Seojeong
Republic of Korea
KOR
Title
Ms
Lastname
YEO
Firstname
Seojeong
Gender
female
Country
Republic of Korea
Place of birth
SEOUL, KOREA
Year of birth
2002 (19 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Princess of Vault, Fairy of Vault, Crybaby (hankookilbo.com, 16 Jan 2020; nocutnews.co.kr, 02 Jul 2019)
Hobbies
Watching YouTube videos, jigsaw puzzles, listening to music, gem painting. (POSCO TV YouTube channel, 07 Sep 2021)
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
Korean
Club
Suwon City Hall [Korea]
Coach
Lee Jeong-Sik [national], KOR
Sporting relatives
Her father Yeo Hong-Chul represented the Republic of Korea in artistic gymnastics. He won a silver medal on vault at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and also won gold on vault at the 1994 and 1998 Asian Games. He worked as a television commentator at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Her mother Kim Yoon-Ji represented the Republic of Korea in artistic gymnastics, and won a bronze medal in the team event at the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan. (kyeonggi.com, 20 Mar 2018; sports.chosun.com, 24 Jun 2012; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Aug 2018; news.khan.co.kr, 21 Jan 2020; newsis.com, 01 Aug 2021)
International senior debut
2018 for Korea (yna.co.kr, 19 Oct 2018)
Injuries
She injured her shoulder in late 2019 and returned to training in late January 2020. (isplus.live.joins.com, 23 Jan 2020)

She injured her ankle after a bad landing on the vault at the 2019 World Cup in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. She withdrew from the balance beam and floor exercise at the event. (msn.com, 27 Feb 2019)
National Team
2018 (kyeonggi.com, 20 Mar 2018)
Start sporting career
She began the sport in 2010. (lady.khan.co.kr, 29 Jun 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
She was influenced by her parents who competed in the sport. They built a balance beam on their apartment's balcony. (lady.khan.co.kr, 29 Jun 2016; news.khan.co.kr, 21 Jan 2020)
Milestones
She became the first Korean female gymnast to win a medal at the Olympic Games when she won bronze on vault at the 2020 edition in Tokyo. The medal also made her and her father Yeo Hong-Chul the first Korean father-daughter pair to have both won Olympic medals, following his silver on vault at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (yonhapnewstv.co.kr, 01 Aug 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Sep 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold on vault at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (weekly.donga.com, 14 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her father Yeo Hong-Chul. (nocutnews.co.kr, 02 Jul 2019; news.khan.co.kr, 21 Jan 2020; hankookilbo.com, 16 Jan 2020)
Philosophy / Motto
"Never give up your dream. You will have a successful future one day." (kid.chosun.com, 22 Jul 2019)
Awards
In 2019 she was given an Encouragement Award at the 65th Korean Sport and Olympic Committee Athletic Awards. (msn.com, 27 Feb 2019)

She was presented with a Grand Award at the 2018 Gyeonggi-do Athletics Awards in the Republic of Korea. (dailysportshankook.co.kr, 10 Dec 2018)

She received a Rookie Award at the 2018 MBN Women's Sports Grand Awards in the Republic of Korea. (joongboo.com, 10 Dec 2018)
Additional information
General
NAMED ELEMENT
In June 2019 the 'Yeo Seojeong' was added to the Code of Points for the vault by the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG]. The element, first performed by her at the 2019 Korea Cup in Jeju, Republic of Korea, involves a handspring forward and a salto forward with a 720-degree twist. This new element is a variation of Yeo 2, first performed in 1994 by her father Yeo Hong-Chul. (english.chosun.com, 27 Jun 2019; en.yna.co.kr, 26 Jun 2019; sportalkorea.com, 26 Jun 2019; ytn.co.kr, 26 Jun 2019; news.sbs.co.kr, 30 Jul 2018)

Last update : 2021-09-27

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
50.649 
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.800
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
12.500
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
87
Score Qualif.
10.583
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
12.566
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
52.198 
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.183
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.766
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
90
Score Qualif.
12.366
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
11.833
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.066
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
156.662

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
52.040 
Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.483
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
11.908
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
12.600
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
12.966
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
153.237
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.266
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.400
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup GUIMARAES (POR)

Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.675
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.700
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
10.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
11.450
Multisport Events / Games

2018 - Asian Games XVIII 2018 JAKARTA (INA)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
49.900 
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
49.900 
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.387
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.450
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
9.900
Balance Beam
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.225
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
12.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.425
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
12.900
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
150.350
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
155.300