GREAT JOB: Olivia Tai made Malaysia proud by winning a bronze in the individual all-round event. Picture by CHEESEN LIM/1titan
NATIONAL gymnast Olivia Tai Qing Tong won a bronze medal in the individual all round event at the Asian Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here, today.
Olivia Tai, 15, put up a consistent performance in all four disciplines –hoops, ball, ribbon and clubs – to collect 55.650 points in the final.
Yelizaveta Mainovskaya from Kazakhstan was in a class of her own to win the gold with 56.250 points while Anora Davlyatova from Uzbekistan scored 55.850 points for the silver.
“I am delighted to have won the bronze medal against a strong field. All my hard work for the past six months has paid off because my main target was to qualify for the Junior Olympics,” she told Bernama.
Tomorrow, Olivia Tai will have another chance to add to her personal medal tally when she performs in three individual apparatus finals – hoops, clubs and ribbon.