Shin Soo-ji

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Shin.
Shin Soo-Ji
— Gymnast —
Shin Soo-Ji.jpg
Personal information
Country represented  South Korea
Born (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Height 165 centimetres (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 47 kilograms (103 lb 10 oz)
Level Senior International Elite
Years on national team  South Korea
Club Sejong
Head coach(es) Ji Hee Kim
Retired yes
Shin Soo-ji
Hangul 신수지
Revised Romanization Sin Su-ji
McCune–Reischauer Sin suchi

Shin Soo-Ji (Hangul: 신수지 born 8 January 1991 in Seoul) is a Korean rhythmic gymnast.[1]

Career[edit]

Shin has competed in three World Championships, she had her highest placement finishing 17th in All-around at the 2007 World Championships. She was a member of the 2008 Korean Olympic squad and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but did not advance into the top 10 finals.[1] Shin ended up finishing 12th at the Beijing Olympics.[2] Shin trained in Russia at a great financial burden to her family, although in 2008 she signed a contract with Sema Sports Marketing.[3]

Shin won the bronze medal in All-around at the 2009 Asian Championships. She was also a member of the 2010 Korean gymnastics team that took fourth place at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.[4]

After retiring from competitive gymnastics, Shin worked as a commentator at the 2012 London Olympic games.[5] Shin has also appeared on a number of Korean television shows and she has been romantically linked to Korean comedian Heo Kyung Hwan.[5]

In 2013 Shin gained global fame for the gymnastic-style ceremonial first pitch she threw at a baseball match between the Doosan Bears and Samsung Lions at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, which went viral on YouTube.[6]

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