Malaysia’s Women artistic team led by Farah Ann Hadi bagged gold at the women’s event that took place at the MiTEC on Monday.
Aside from Farah Ann, team Malaysia consists of Tan Ing Yueh, Tracie Ang, Lavinia Jayadev, Nur Azira Aziri, and Nur Eli Ellina Azmi, who collectively raked in 200.950 points to emerge champions.
Singapore had to settle for second place with 190.050 points, while Indonesia succumbed to third place after accumulating 186.850 points.
The win was extra special for Malaysia because it happened in our own backyard, and also because Malaysia won the same event at the 2015 SEA Games.
— TEAM MAS (@AtletMalaysia) August 21, 2017
“We won this gold for Malaysia, in our homeland, and that makes this victory very special to us and very close to our hearts.” Farah Ann told Astro Arena after the event.
“I’m happy with the team’s performance – we were all happy with what we did, because we were definitely aiming for gold so we gave it our best shot.” she added.
However, this is not it for the Malaysian gymnasts, they will also be competing in individual events today and are looking to bag more gold medals for Malaysia.
“Most of us have qualified for the finals, so hopefully in the individual events, we will make Malaysia proud again.” Farah said, beaming with optimism.