SEA Games: Malaysians end Singapore’s artistic gymnastic winning streak

The national artistic gymnasts had done great by winning the women’s artistic gymnastics team event at the Bishan Stadium yesterday.

The team managed to break Singapore’s winning streak as they have not lost since 2005 and successfully ended Malaysia’s 14 year drought of gold medals.

The team that was made up of Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, Siti Nur Bahirah Ahmad, Tracie Ang, Nur Eli Ellina Azmi, Lavinia Michelle Jayadev and Tan Ing Yueh secured the win with a total of 206.200 points. Runner-up Singapore trailed behind with 202.00 points whereas Philippines clinched bronze with 191.400 points.

The national gymnasts were delighted with the win and presented the victory as a gift to their coach, Nataliya Sinkova, whom celebrated her 49th birthday yesterday.

“I am truly happy. I want to thank our coach and my father who is the team manager. He was speechless and elated over our victory since the nation did not win for a long time,” said captain Farah Ann as quoted from Utusan.

Photo credits: The Straits Times

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