The rhythmic gymnastics star Sohn Yeonjae has answered a few questions from other prominent celebrities, including Kim Jaejoong. We excerpt the part on Jaejoong.
Q: As I was directing the rhythmic gymnastics gala show, I was very proud of Yeonjae who tried her best, and I was thankful that you showed us a great performance. Also, I am happy that you have earned a great result from the World Championships. I wonder if the gala show of the summer added to your competitions? (Kim Jaejoong. Member of Idol Group JYJ. Producer of LG-Whisen Rhythmic Gymnastics Gala Show.)
Yeonjae: Through the gala show, I showed a variety of performances in front of a large audience, and this helped be greatly in my ability to express. After the gala show I went to Russia again, and I felt that I had grown closer to the athletes with whom I had performed (in the gala show together). Yevgeniya Kanayeva and Daria Kondakova, the great athletes ranking #1 and #2 in the world of rhythmic gymnastics, (said that they) thought that rhythmic gymnastics was a popular field in Korea and that they wanted to visit Korea again… With Kanayeva we do say hello gladly, but in truth I am more close with other Russian girls who are my age. The person that I am the most close to is Romania’s Alexandra P., who performed immediately prior to me in the individual finals for the World Championships.