Gymnasts Get Olympic Bonus

Gymnastics gold medalist Yang Hak-seon has received a bonus of W100 million for his stellar achievement in the men's vault at the London Olympics (US$1=W1,135).

The Korea Gymnastics Association awarded the money to Yang, Korea's first Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics on Monday. Yang vowed to "repay the people's support by further improving my skills."

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Meanwhile, the association also gave W10 million to Son Yeon-jae, the nation's first rhythmic gymnast to advance to the Olympic final. She took fifth place in the individual all-round final in London.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 21, 2012 12:55 KST