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Men’s artistic gymnastics all-arounder Lee Jun-ho (Jeonbuk-do) ended 2023 on a high note, winning three titles.Lee swept the men’s all-around (80.900), parallel bars (13.800), and uneven bars (14.100) events at the 2023 Artistic Gymnastics National Championships, held Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Yanggu Culture and Sports Center in Gangwon Province, which also served as the 2024 National Team Trials.Lee specializes in all six events in men’s artistic gymnastics: floor, uneven bars, rings, vault, parallel bars, and beam.After qualifying for eight consecutive Olympic Games from Barcelona 1992 to Tokyo 2020, South Korea’s men’s artistic gymnastics team finished 14th at this year’s World Championships and will not compete in the team event at Paris 2024.Instead, Lee will compete in the men’s individual all-around competition in Paris as an individual, according to the quota allocated by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for each country.On the women’s side, newcomer Shin Sol-i (Gangwon Taekwondo Athletic Association) won the all-around competition, where she competed on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise, scoring 52.675 points to push Lee Yoon-seo (Gyeongbuk Provincial Office – 51.250 points) into second place.

Led by Shin Sol-i, Lee Yoon-seo, Uhm Do-hyun (Jeju Samdasu) and Yeo Seo-jung (Jecheon City Hall), the Korean women’s gymnastics team finished 11th at the World Championships, dramatically punching their ticket to next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.It is the first time in 36 years since the 1988 Seoul Games that Korean women’s gymnastics will compete in the Olympic team event, a 12-nation competition.The Korean Gymnastics Federation held a performance enhancement committee after the championships to select 12 men and women as next year’s national team and candidates.Moon Gun-young (Gwangju Gymnasium), who won a record seven men’s high school titles at this year’s National Games and finished third in the all-around (79.401 points) and first in the 무료슬롯게임 floor exercise (14.367 points), also earned a Taeguk mark.

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