The Shin family is responsible for this name’s Korean origin. Olympic artistic gymnast Shin Jea-hwan was born in South Korea on March 3, 1998.
For the upcoming Summer Olympics in 2020, he will be the vaulting champion. In the event of vault, he has won the World Cup thrice (2020 Melbourne, 2020 Baku).
On March 3, 1998, Shin entered the world in Seoul, South Korea. In 2020 he will have graduated from Korea’s National Sport University.
In 2021, Shin uprooted and made the journey to Jecheon. He holds colleague Yang Hak-seon in high regard.
Shin Jae Hwan Wins Men’s Vault Gold at Tokyo 2020
Only 0.5 points separated the top three finishers, who all took home medals.
On Monday (2 August), SHIN Jeahwan of the Republic of Korea beat off Denis Abliazin of the ROC in a tie-break to win the Olympic gold medal in the men’s vault.
Artur Davtyan of Armenia came in third and won the bronze. The mean scores for Shin and Abliazin were both 14.783.
If two gymnasts had identical totals after the vault and balance beam portions of the competition, the gymnast with the higher total after the vault would be declared the winner.
This meant that Shin would take home the gold. Davtyan, with a 14.733 average, beat out Carlos Yulo of the Philippines in a playoff round.
The Korean opened with a Kasamatsu two-and-a-half on the vault and followed that with a front handspring Randi on his second run.
After YANG Hak-seon earned their country’s first gold in gymnastics nine years ago, Shin has finally brought home the gold.
The fact that Davtyan was the first gymnast from his country to ever win a medal in the sport only added to the significance of his achievement.
Gymnastics at Tokyo Olympics: South Korea’s Shin Jae-Hwan Takes Gold in Men’s Vault
On Monday at the Tokyo Olympics, Shin Jea-hwan beat off Denis Abliazin in the men’s vault, and as a result, he became the second South Korean to win an Olympic gold medal in the event.
Both athletes, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, scored an average of 14.783 points from their two vaults.
But Shin was declared the winner due to receiving a better score on his solo vault (14.833 vs. 14.800).
Armenia’s Artur Davtyan won bronze, marking the country’s first gymnastics medal in Olympic history.
Yang Hak-seon, a countryman of Shin’s, won the vault gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
During his first competition at the senior international level, Shin won silver on vault and placed fourth on floor at the 2019 World Cup in Zhaoqing.
Shin took part in multiple events across the vault and floor disciplines on the 2020 World Cup circuit, where he won two gold medals on vault.
Following a re-allocation of points to qualified gymnasts at the 2019 World Championships.
He was ahead in the series to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics until the COVID-19 pandemic cut it short.