After changing all four of her programs earlier this year, rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae is gunning to become the first-ever medal-winning Korean at the World Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, which kick off on Wednesday.
She has performed consistently well all season, winning a medal at all five of the International Federation of Gymnastics World Cup Series events she entered. These results -- including medals in all four disciplines of hoop, ball, club and ribbon -- have improved her ranking in the individual all-around to world No. 5.
There are a total of eight gold medals up for grabs in the individual and team events at the worlds, with 103 gymnasts vying for the former and 28 countries taking part in the team competitions.
Wednesday's action will focus on hoop and ball, while club and ribbon competitions will dominate on day two. Both event finals will be held each evening.
The top 24 gymnasts across the four disciplines in the preliminary rounds will advance to the individual all-around finals and compete for medals on Friday.