Malaysian Gymnast Loses SEA Games Gold Medal After Indonesia Requested For A Recount

Tan Ing Yueh was awarded the silver instead of the earlier gold medal with a final score of 13.100 points.

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Malaysian gymnast Tan Ing Yueh's gold medal in the women's balance beam event has been demoted to a silver medal following an appeal by Indonesia

Tan Ing Yueh.

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She was awarded a gold medal ahead of Indonesia's Rifda Irfanaluthfi in the event earlier today, with a score of 13.100 points.

However, a successful appeal for a recount from Indonesia has demoted Tan's gold medal to silver.

Rifda's score has been amended from 13.025 points to 13.125 points, overtaking Tan

Rifda Irfanaluthfi.

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According to Stadium Astro, an Indonesian representative paid a fee for the recount.

"The Indonesia representative made a protest by paying a USD200 (about RM856) fee to request the judging panel for a recount and Tan Ing Yueh had to settle for second place," said Malaysia team manager Azmi Hassan.

Azmi added that he accepts the judges' decision, saying that they have more knowledge in awarding points.

Meanwhile, Tan's teammate Farah Ann Abdul Hadi successfully defended her SEA Games gold medal after winning the floor exercise apparatus with 13.450 points

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Filipino gymnast Kaitlin De Guzman came in second with 13.025 points.

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