Although there were only 12 Malaysian participants competing at this year's World Championship Of Performing Arts, they took a haul of 14 medals.
For the 24th year of the annual event – usually held in California, the United States – it was all done virtually, hence named as Virtual World Championship Of Performing Arts 2020.
There were 3,000 participants from 72 countries for the competition this year, taking part in the junior and senior divisions.
The 12 Malaysian participants entered in 14 categories in the vocal, comprising modelling, dancing and acting.
The gold medals was won by 10-year-old Sarah Qistina Lim in vocal (junior) and 10-year-old Nur Ilyasha Qistina in modelling (junior).
Silver medals went to Alesha Izznur (vocal, junior), Adibah Azmi (modelling, junior), Nurul Iman Balqis (vocal, junior), Yazmin Aziz (vocal, senior), Melissa Anne (vocal, senior), Aloysius Susek (vocal, senior) and Angelica Villamor (vocal, senior).
Nur Arissa Khyra received two bronze medals for acting (junior) and modelling (junior), together with Ahmad Mikhail Damsal (dancing, junior), Adibah Azmi (vocal, junior) and Gabriel Fairuz (vocal, senior).
Held from July 24 to Aug 1, the competition consisted of one-minute video as entry, 10 days of bootcamp, and the competitions.
The final round of competition took place on Aug 1, with winners announced on Aug 2.
Next year's championship is scheduled to be held at Disneyland, Anaheim, California, in July 2021.
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