Farah Becomes The First Msian Artistic Gymnast To Qualify For The Olympics After 20 Years
National artistic gymnast Farah Ann Hadi has qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan
The 25-year-old made the cut by finishing 16th out of 20 qualifiers in the qualifying session at the World Championships in Germany
According to The Star, Farah qualified based on her individual all-around result that was based on the third criteria as set by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), which is the governing body of competitive gymnastics.
In total, there are seven criteria for selection.
Meanwhile, Farah has made history by becoming the first Malaysian woman artistic gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after 20 years
Prior to Farah, it was her senior Au Li Yen who last featured at the 2000 Sydney games.
In the 2004 Athens Olympics, Farah's coach Ng Shu Wai took part in the men's artistic event, competing in seven events in the Olympics.
With her feat yesterday in Stuttgart, Farah has already made a name for herself by becoming only the third Malaysian gymnast to feature in the Olympics and the first Malaysian woman artistic gymnast to do so after a gap of two decades.
Earlier this year, she brought home Malaysia's first-ever gold medal during her outing in the Ukraine International Cup 2019
Farah won Gold on Uneven Bars and Silver on Floor Exercise.
Earlier today, she took to her Instagram to express how qualifying for the Olympics has been her "dream since she was eight years old and to see it become a reality is an indescribable feeling"
"After coming so close in Rio and not qualifying, it was devastating.
"I am incredibly thankful and grateful to soo many people in my journey to get to this moment. To my coaches Ms Nataliya and Ng Shu wai. You have pushed me, guided me and believed in me and my dreams. There are no words to describe how thankful I am for you," Farah wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.
Meanwhile, Kedah native Charmaine Chew will be representing Malaysia at the 2019 Miss International pageant next month: