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Commonwealth gold a morale booster for Amy to face Asian Games challenges

April 15, 2018 2:58 AM
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Amy Kwan poses with her gold medal after winning the individual ribbon event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast April 13, 2018. ― Reuters picSEPANG, April 15 — Winning a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games is indeed a major morale booster for national rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan to be more competitive at the Asian Games scheduled for Sept 18-22 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Despite being in high spirit, Amy admitted that the challenges awaiting her at the Asian Games would be tougher as the gymnasts from countries such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and South Korea were more competitive.

“Each competition has its own challenges, and of course the challenges at the Asian Games will be tougher. It will also be my Asian Games debut.

“What’s important for us (gymnasts) now to give our level best at the (Asian) games,” she told reporters upon arrival from Gold Coast at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) here today.

Amy who bagged the gold medal in the individual ribbon apparatus at the Commonwealth Games also contributed a silver medal for Malaysia in the team event with Koi Sie Yan and Izzah Amzan, and a bronze medal in the individual all around event.

Sie Yan also picked up two silver medals in the individual ball and clubs events respectively, and a bronze in the individual ribbon event.


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