The Malaysian gymnasts posing with their bronze medal won in the the Group Apparatus competition today. Picture by 1titan.
NATIONAL gymnast Olivia Tai Qing Tong captivated her way gold and silver medal at the 13th Asian Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.
Olivia’s grace overwhelmed the judges who awarded 14.500 points for the Clubs to sweep aside favourite Yelizaveta Mainovskaya of Kazakhstan, who managed 14.350 points for the silver. Anora Davlyatova from Uzbekistan and Takana Tatsuzawa from Japan were joint third after they were tied on 14.300 points.
Olivia also added a silver medal in the Ribbon with 14.150 points behind Takana Tatsuzawa of Japan.
“The gold and silver is a pleasant surprise for me, especially after failing to win any medals in the Hoop. I’m happy to have made a comeback in the clubs and ribbon events”, she told Bernama today.
Meanwhile, in the Group Apparatus competition for Hoops, Malaysia represented by Thew Yue Jia, Adelina Theresa, Chai Cin Nong, Chan Mei Thung and Yap Xin Lu managed a bronze medal with 12.517 points.
Uzbekistan took the gold with 14.250 points while China with 14.150 won the bronze.