Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | MYT 8:48 PM
Tracie injured again as Malaysia finished eight in artistic teams
GLASGOW: National artistic gymnast Tracie Ang injured her back as Malaysia only finished eighth in the team event on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old Tracie fell to the mat when she tried to execute her dismount in her final event – the balanced beam event.
Team manager Datuk Tan Gin Son said Tracie lost her footing and hurt her back during the fall.
Meanwhile England, powered by European champion and double Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rebecca Downie, took top spot with a score of 167.555 – well ahead of silver medallists Australia (161.646) and Wales (160.095).
Malaysia, comprising Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, Nur Eli Elina Azmi, Tan Ing Yueh and Tracie, managed only 144.436 to finish behind Singapore (148.572), South Africa (151.363), Scotland (151.595) and Canada (159.563).
Farah Ann finished 12th overall with a 50.632 total. She finished 16th in the floor routine (12.833), 14th in the vault (13.933), 18th in the balance beam (12.166) and 25th in the uneven bars (11.700).
Farah is Malaysia’s only competitor in the all-around final.
“It is a tough field of competitors and I can only hope for the best,” said Farah.
At the last Games in New Delhi, the women’s team finished fourth.
England also won the men’s team event on Monday with a score of 266.804. Scotland picked up the silver with 257.603 while Canada took the bronze with 252.078.