April 21, 2018
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National rhythmic gymnast Amy Dict Weng Kwan competing in a rhythmic gymnastics event during the Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sport Center in Gold Coast, April 11, 2018. — Bernama picNational rhythmic gymnast Amy Dict Weng Kwan competing in a rhythmic gymnastics event during the Commonwealth Games at Coomera Indoor Sport Center in Gold Coast, April 11, 2018. — Bernama picPETALING JAYA, April 15 — Rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan Dict Weng said Friday’s gold medal victory at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has boosted her confidence going into the Jakarta Asian Games in August.

Amy put on a sterling display in the individual ribbon to clinch Malaysia’s fifth gold medal at the Games on Friday.

“The challenge at the Asian Games is much tougher as we have strong challenges in the form of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China and South Korea.

“Each competition presents us with a new challenge, and at this point, I cannot wait to make my debut at the Asian Games,” she told reporters at KLIA2 earlier today.

Despite not having any goals set for the Asian Games in August, Amy said the most important thing is to put in a memorable show for the crowd.

“We have to give our best performance during the competition later,” said the 23 year old.

Amy collected 13.200 points en route to her gold medal victory while compatriot Koi Sie Yan won the bronze after scoring 12.000 points.

A day before recording the victory, Amy, Koi and Izzah picked up a silver medal in the rhythmic gymnastics team event – as Malaysia’s 20-year wait for a gold medal in that event continues continues.

All three gymnasts have about two days to rest before starting training for the 10th Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil from April 29 to May 2.

Overall the Malaysian rhythmic gymnastics squad took home one gold, three silver and three bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.



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