Son Yeon-jae Arrives in Rio

      August 17, 2016 09:47

      Gymnast Son Yeon-jae arrives at Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Monday. /Newsis

      Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

      Preliminary and final rounds for rhythmic gymnastics starts later this week.

      Son stayed in Russia throughout this season in preparation for the Olympics and then moved to São Paulo late last month to train with other gymnasts, including her Russian rivals Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun.

      "It is my second time to compete at the Olympics after London in 2012, but it doesn't mean the second one will be any easier," Son said on Monday upon arrival in Rio. "I have worked hard and want to make sure I have no regrets."

      Son finished fifth four years ago and now aims to be on the medal podium.

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