Gymnast Ryu Seong-hyun Wins Men's Floor Exercise

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Ryu Seong-hyun, who ranked first in the floor exercise in the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup series




Ryu Seong-hyun (Korea National Sport University), a promising star in Korean men's artistic gymnastics, has secured a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Ryu Seong-hyun, who ranked first in the floor exercise in the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup series, which determines qualification for the Paris Olympics, secured at least second place as of the 12th and confirmed her trip to Paris regardless of her performance at the last World Cup competition to be held in Doha, Qatar in April.

For athletes competing at the Paris Olympics as individuals, FIG combines the records of the three best competitions among the four World Cup competitions and allocates Olympic qualification to first and second place in 10 events for men and women, excluding athletes who have already qualified for the Olympics. do. 파워볼사이트

Ryu Seong-hyun, who attempted to go to Paris with floor exercise, won the first World Cup held in Cairo, Egypt in February, and placed third in the second competition in Cottbus, Germany.

She fell to 5th place at the 3rd Azerbaijan Baku competition, but ranked first in this event with a combined ranking point of 66 from the 1st to 3rd competitions.

Based on their performance in the 1st to 3rd competitions, FIG separately ranked only those competing for qualification, excluding athletes who have already won tickets to participate in the Paris Olympics.

Looking at this ranking, Ryu Seong-hyun's ranking rises from 3rd place in the 2nd competition to 1st place and from 5th place in the 3rd competition to 3rd place.

This is thanks to the fact that the first and second place winners of the second competition and the top winners of the third competition were all athletes who confirmed their participation in the Paris Olympics.

In the end, Ryu Seong-hyun accumulated 80 Olympic challenger ranking points, secured at least second place in the floor exercise, and earned the right to participate in the Paris Olympics.

As a result, Ryu Seong-hyun, who ranked 4th in floor exercise at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will compete at the Olympics for the second consecutive time.

Korean male gymnasts who failed to participate in the team event at the Paris Olympics attempted to qualify for the Olympics as individuals.

Lee Jun-ho (Cheonan City Hall) first secured the individual all-around ticket to compete in all six events, and Ryu Seong-hyun added a ticket in floor exercise.

In order to ensure equal participation in the Olympics for each country, FIG has also secured one spot allotted to the National Olympic Committee (NOC), and three Korean male gymnasts will appear on the stage at the Paris Olympics.

The Korean Gymnastics Association plans to decide who will be selected for the NOC role at the selection competition in May.

North Korea's Ahn Chang-ok, who won two gold medals in women's vault and uneven bars at last year's Hangzhou Asian Games, also secured an Olympic challenger ranking of 85 points in her main event, vault, securing at least second place and clinching her Olympic ticket.

Ahn Chang-ok won her first and second World Cup competitions in succession and took a silver medal in her third competition.