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Former Olympian Gymnast Makes A Shock Being pregnant Announcement Throughout An Interview

Persons are nonetheless getting used to her being married.

Former Olympic gymnast Son Yeon Jae, broadly beloved by the general public and nicknamed the “gymnast fairy,” made a shock announcement throughout an interview.

Son Yeon Jae | @yeonjae_son/Instagram

On August 20, JTBC Newsroom reported an interview with Son Yeon Jae. JTBC’s announcer Kang Ji Younger and the previous rhythmic gymnast talked in regards to the younger athlete’s journey from being an lively athlete to turning into a trainer for younger gymnasts.

The JTBC announcer (left) and Son Yeon Jae (proper) | JTBC

Son Yeon Jae started rhythmic gymnastics on the age of 5 and retired seven years in the past. She is at present teaching youthful gymnasts and having enjoyable bonding along with her college students.

She believed getting youngsters launched to the game is extra environment friendly in build up good athletes than coaching elite athletes. She shared how she is having enjoyable coaching her younger college students.

Greater than teaching elite athletes, I believe it’s vital for rhythmic gymnastics to turn into extra well-liked among the many common public. I consider higher athletes will come out from exposing youngsters to the game and making them acquainted to it. As I’m instructing children who’re new to rhythmic gymnastics, I’ve discovered rather a lot about youngsters, and now I’m having enjoyable being a pleasant and cozy trainer to them.

— Son Yeon Jae

Son Yeon Jae along with her college students | @yeonjae_son/Instagram

In the course of the interview, the announcer talked about the charity work the gymnast had executed persistently.

You’ve persistently made donations since your athlete days, however lately, you donated to a youngsters’s hospital. I heard there was a particular purpose behind this.

— The announcer

Son Yeon Jae responded with the information that she is at present pregnant.

Now that I’m instructing college students, I grew to become extra . And since I grew to become pregnant, I grew to become extra and thought it could be a extra significant act. I plan to proceed doing this sooner or later.

— Son Yeon Jae


When the announcer excitedly congratulated her, Son Yeon Jae expressed her gratitude.

Thanks. Many individuals had been already stunned that I bought married, so I puzzled if they might get much more stunned. However I’m having happier instances than ever earlier than. I additionally need to do extra significant acts sooner or later.

— Son Yeon Jae

| GQ Korea

When requested if she would suggest her daughter to pursue rhythmic gymnastics, she replied that she wouldn’t need her to.

The method to turn into good at it could be tough, and because it’s one thing I might expertise as soon as once more, I wouldn’t actually need to suggest it. But when she actually needs to do it, then I assume I can’t assist it.

— Son Yeon Jae

Son Yeon Jae competing in 2015 | KNC Information

Son Yeon Jae was the 2014 Asian Video games All-around Champion and the 2010 Asian Video games All-around bronze medalist. She was the primary and solely South Korean particular person rhythmic gymnast to win a medal on the World Championships and the Asian Video games.

Final yr in August, she married a businessman who works within the finance trade named Lee Jun Hyo.

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