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Malaysia claim historic double gold at artistic gymnastics

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by April 10, 2016 General

Tan Ing Yueh (left) and Farah Ann Abdul Hadi posing with their medals at the 28th Sea Games in Singapore, June 10, 2015. ― Bernama file picTan Ing Yueh (left) and Farah Ann Abdul Hadi posing with their medals at the 28th Sea Games in Singapore, June 10, 2015. ― Bernama file picKUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — The national artistic gymnastics squad put up a sizzling performance to bag a historic two gold medals at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series that concluded in Ljubljana, Slovenia, today.

The 2015 Singapore SEA Games double gold medallist Tan Ing Yueh contributed Malaysia’s first gold medal after emerging victorious in the balance beam events with 13.800 points, according to the tournament website.

Slovenian gymnast Adela Sajn took the silver with 13.300 points while Sydney Soloski of Canada claimed the bronze with 13.200 points.

Ing Yueh’s teammate Farah Ann Abdul Hadi finished fifth out of eight gymnasts, with 12.650 points.

Malaysia’s second gold medal came from Tracie Ang in the floor exercise after she amassed 13.450 points. Soloski and Dorina Boeczoego of Hungary had to be content with silver and bronze respectively with 13.300 and 13.250 points.

The victory made up for Tracie’s disappointment finishing eighth in the women’s vault yesterday.

Farah Ann contributed Malaysia’s first medal in the meet after claiming silver in the women’s vault. — Bernama 

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