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Published: Tuesday March 26, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday April 24, 2013 MYT 2:00:58 PM

Selangor’s Wei Ran takes control with two gold medals

<b>Graceful beauty:</b> KL’s Najiha Nasruddin executes a move during the Hoops discipline during the Rhythmic Gymnastic competition at the NSC Gymnasium 1 in Bukit Jalil Monday.
— SHAHRUL FAZRY
ISMAIL / The Star

<b>Graceful beauty:</b> KL’s Najiha Nasruddin executes a move during the Hoops discipline during the Rhythmic Gymnastic competition at the NSC Gymnasium 1 in Bukit Jalil Monday. — SHAHRUL FAZRY ISMAIL / The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor’s Au Wei Ran snapped up two out of the three gold medals at stake on the opening day of the MSSM (national schools) rhythmic gymnastics championships at Gymnasium 1, National Sports Council in Bukit Jalil, yesterday.

The 17-year-old, competing in the senior category, scored 15.050 points to clinch gold in the hoop apparatus ahead of team-mate Alice Masdewi Cheah who scored 13.500 for the silver while Malacca’s Ismahani Mardhiah Mornie took the bronze with 12.450.

Wei Ran was on a roll as she also took gold in the ball event scoring 14.000 points, well ahead of Malacca’s Ismahani (12.250) and Lim Ying (10.000).

In the pre-junior category, Federal Territory scored their first gold through Amisha Sofia Azli who won the ribbon event.

Amisha narrowly edged out team-mate Nur Aqila Junaidi for the win with a score of 11.450 compared to Nur Aqila’s 11.400. Selangor’s Shannon Ng Jia Hui won bronze with 10.850.

Meanwhile, in the junior competition, 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival individual all-around bronze medallist Iman Iskandar Chan and team-mate Chong Lok Yi progressed into the hoop event finals after scoring 13.800 and 13.750 respectively.

The duo, both 13 and part of the national development squad, also made it into the finals of the ball event with Lok Yi scoring 12.350 points and Iman,12.150

The finals for both events will be held tomorrow.

Tags / Keywords: Others, Sport, Sport, Sport, MSSM (national schools) Rhythmic gymnastics championships, Au Wie Ran, Selangor, gold, Senior

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