|Country represented||South Korea|
28 May 1994 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Height||165 centimetres (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||37 kilograms (81 lb 9 oz)|
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|Years on national team||South Korea|
|College team||Yonsei University|
|Head coach(es)||Elena Nefedova|
|Revised Romanization||Son Yeon-jae|
Son Yeon-jae (born 28 May 1994 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean rhythmic gymnast. A member of the South Korean national gymnastics team, based in Taereung, Seoul., she is the 2010 Asian Games bronze medalist, and is managed by the IB Sports agency. Son currently trains in Russia.
Athletic career 
Son Yeon-jae made her international debut at Corbeil-Essonnes International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament on May 2010. She placed 11th. At the 2010 World Championships, she placed 32nd in the individual all-around and did not advance into the finals. At the 2011 Grand Prix, she placed 19th in the individual overall with the total score of 100.700 points.
At the Grand Prix series held on February 2012, she tied for the 18th place with Wong Posh San with the total score of 100.850 in the individual overall and third in the Hoop final. On April 2012, Son became the first Korean rhythmic gymnast to medal at the World Cup Series, Category B by winning a bronze medal in the Hoop final in Penza, Russia, and placed fourth in the individual overall. On May 2012, she finished last in the Hoop final at the World Cup Series, Category B in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and placed fifth overall. Son finished second to last in the individual all-around at the World Cup Series, Category A in Sofia, Bulgaria.
In 2013, Son started her season competing at the 2013 Moscow Grand Prix where she won bronze in clubs, she competed at the 2013 Lisboa World Cup where she finished 9th in all-around and won bronze in ribbon. On 30 April 2013, Son got a silver medal in the ribbon finals at the 2013 Pesaro World Cup, it was the first time a Korean athlete won a silver medal at any discipline of a rhythmic gymnastic World Cup. Son finished 4th in all-around at the 2013 Sofia World Cup and shared the bronze medal in hoop with Ukrainian Ganna Rizatdinova. Son then competed at the 2013 Minsk World Cup where she finished 4th in all-around, at the event finals, she took the silver medals in hoop and in clubs who was tied with Russian rising star Yana Kudryavtseva, she finished 4th in ribbon and 7th in ball.
2012 Olympics 
Son placed 6th at the Qualifications. At the All-around finals, She was ranked 3rd in the rankings up to the 2nd rotation until a drop from her Clubs scored her a 26.750 points. Son placed 5th overall at the Finals with a score of 111.475 points. Son became the first Korean Rhythmic Gymnast to qualify and reach the All-around Finals at the Olympics.
Detailed Olympic results 
|Pas De Deux by Pytor Tchaikovsky||Hoop||28.050||28.075|
|Limelight (Main Theme) by André Rieu||Ball||28.325||27.825|
|Jazz Machine, Only You by Black Machine, Max Greger, His Orchestra||Clubs||26.750||26.350|
|Act II : Un bel di vedremo (from Madame Butterfly) by Giacommo Puccini||Ribbon||28.350||28.050|
Variety Shows 
Son appeared on two episodes 109 and 110 of SBS's variety show "Running Man" hosted by the "Nation's MC" Yoo Jae-suk together with athlete Park Tae-Hwan. She has also since appeared in episode 130 of KBS 2TV's variety show "Win Win", sharing about her hardships and struggles while training for competitions. Son also participated in episode 296 of MBC's variety show "Infinity Challenge", also hosted by MC Yoo Jae-suk.
- Guangzhou Asian Games Site: Son Yeon-Jae Biography
- "Rhythmic gymnast wins silver". korea joongang daily. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
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