Farah Ann Is Now The First Malaysian Gymnast To Win A Medal At World Cup Level
She made her mark in the FIG World Challenge Cup in Ljubjlana, Slovenia.
Acclaimed local gymnast Farah Ann has etched her name in the history books after winning a silver medal in the FIG World Challenge Cup in Ljubjlana, Slovenia
The World Challenge Cup is a competition for artistic gymnastics sanctioned by the governing body of competitive gymnastics - International Federation of Gymnastics (IFG). Gymnasts are invited to World Cups based on the results from the previous World Championships or Olympics Games.
The 21-year-old gymnast scored a total of 13.100 points in the women’s uneven bars finals to secure the second place
Slovenian duo Ivana Kamnikar and Teja Belak bagged the gold and bronze with 13.150 and 12.900 respectively.
Ecstatic and delighted, Ann said that the win is a timely and much-needed boost for her as the qualifier for the Rio Olympic Games draws near
"This is a good stepping stone for me (to qualify) for Rio and helps with my confidence level. I still have improvements that need to be made and I will be working hard on that," said Ann.
She also dedicated the win to her coach and her teammates
Ann further added, “I want to thank my amazing coach because without her, I wouldn't have accomplished this. I also want to thank my teammates and family for always supporting me.”
The SEA Games gold medalist will be heading straight to Rio for the Olympic qualifier in Rio, which will be held on 16 to 18 April
The competition will be the last chance for gymnasts to qualify for the Olympiad.