These CLEO Hot Shots Are Nailing It At SEA Games 2019!
SEA Games 2019 kicked off last week in Manila, the Phillippines and the results from our Malaysian athletes are simply remarkable – especially our very own CLEO Hot Shots and national gymnasts Farah Ann Abdul Hadi and Tracie Ang. We’re putting our hands together for these girls who blew us away by bringing home Golds and making Malaysia proud!
three Golds from Farah Ann in Three Days!
Farah Ann won her first Gold medal for the All-Around Individual artistic gymnastics category on 2 December after slaying in her vault, bars, balance beam and floor routines and achieving a combined score of 48.050, although she was a little shaky on the balance beam, as reported by News Straits Times.
She kept going and scored another Gold the next day in the Uneven Bars Finals with 12.367 points, which was very meaningful to her after failing her attempts in this category for the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games. “This medal means so much to me after missing out. I am so extremely grateful to have done my best here,” said Farah Ann on her Instagram post after her commendable win.
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Thank you 🙏🏼❤️🇲🇾 . Gold 🥇 Uneven Bars Finals This medals means so much to me, after missing out in the KL2017 sea games. I am so extremely grateful to have done my best here. . Massive congratulations to my teammates @ing_yueh for winning silver 🥈in the vault finals. She performed spectacularly. Also, huge congratulations to @rachel1230com, she showed amazing grit, courage and an overall wonderful performance to win the bronze medal 🥉on the uneven bars. Super proud of these girls. . Onwards for tomorrow beam and floor finals with @tracie_ang and @ing_yueh . Let’s do our best. . #farahann #seagames2019
Before we knew it, Farah Ann continued her streak and bagged her THIRD GOLD yesterday after impressing the judges with her Floor Exercise routine and receiving a score of 12.600. This girl is definitely on fire!
Farah Ann is also qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, so we’re keeping our eyes peeled for more from her!
Tracie Ang Lands Her First SEA Games Gold
Ever since debuting at the 2005 SEA Games, Tracie Ang has been trying hard for her individual Gold, and she’s made it!
The wait ended as Tracie finally nabbed her VERY FIRST individual SEA Games Gold in the Balance Beam event after scoring 12.867 points. What made her win more impressive was the fact that she performed her stunts with four titanium screws that help stabilise her hand from a fracture that happened last year.
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“I am very happy, especially to win gold in this event because recently I felt like the apparatus had been abusing me. Every single week in training, I always hit my head or legs, even here in competition venue,” she said lightheartedly in a report by Malay Mail Online.
Tracie’s 14-year journey in artistic gymnastics wasn’t an easy one, after sustaining multiple injuries in 2014, 2017 and last year which caused her to miss the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Well done and congratulations, Tracie!