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(LEAD) Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae claims four medals at Moscow Grand Prix

All Headlines 22:38 February 21, 2016

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SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Yonhap) -- South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae claimed four medals at the Moscow Grand Prix that wrapped up on Sunday, including a silver in the individual all-around event.

Son earned a combined 72.964 points to finish second in the individual all-around in the Russian capital on Saturday (local time).

Russia's Aleksandra Soldatova won gold with 74.066 points. The bronze went to Arina Averina of Russia, who scored 72.682 points.

By apparatus, Son earned 18.366 points in clubs, 18.166 points in ribbon, 18.066 points in hoop and 18.366 points in ball.

This marked the first time Son reached the podium at the Moscow Grand Prix, a competition she's participated in four out of the last five years.

She finished in 19th place at the 2011 Grand Prix and climbed every year to 6th place in 2014.

On Sunday, Son added three more medals to her collection: silver in hoop and bronze in both ball and ribbon.

She finished second in hoop at 18.283 points, with Soldatova taking the gold with 18.500 points.

The South Korean took the bronze in ball at 18.383 points, and Soldatova and her countrywoman, Margarita Mamun, tied for first place at 18.883 points.

Son ranked third in ribbon at 18.133 points, behind Averina (18.500) and Soldatova (18.333).

sojungpark@yna.co.kr
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