I thought I was going to make a mistake, but I didn’t, so I’m proud of myself and I think I did really well.”
Cha Ye-jun (Cheongcheonjoong) topped the boys’ secondary gymnastics competition at the 52nd National Youth Games.메이저놀이터
Cha won the gold medal in the boys’ secondary gymnastics event with a combined all-around score of 78.634 points on the first day of competition at Dongcheon Gymnasium in Ulsan, South Korea, after competing in six events: floor exercise, beam, vault, rings, parallel bars and uneven bars.
Cha also teamed up with Yoon Han-yeol, Park Seung-taek, Lee Tae-yeon, Kim Tae-yang, and Jung Hee-chan to win the all-around title with a score of 287.599, his first gymnastics double.
Cha, who started playing sports as a hobby in the second grade, fell in love with gymnastics and started competing seriously in the third grade at the urging of her teacher.
For Cha, the gold medal meant a lot because she had to overcome an elbow injury six months before the competition.
“I had to spend a lot of time on physical training because I couldn’t train due to the injury, but I think the intensive training I did right before the competition paid off,” he said, adding that his goal is to win a gold medal.
“He’s a bit of a passionate athlete,” said Coach Shim Kyung-bo, who has been coaching him. “He’s very flexible and puts in a lot of effort, so if he continues to work hard, I hope his name will be known in Korea.”