PETALING JAYA: Courage, determination and a heart to lift Malaysia in sports has made top artistic gymnast Tracie Ang (pic), who qualified in the Asian Games, an inspiration to youths.
Tracie, 25, who was in Jakarta for the Asian Games, was recovering from a hand injury sustained in April, but sheer determination saw her get through to the final.
Melaka-born Tracie, who is from Ujong Pasir, said that even though she did not win a medal, she was still proud to represent the country.
“Patriotism, is an act of dedicating something to the nation. It also means doing something that makes the country proud. We might do something big or small but we must be steadfast and sincere,” she said.
She added that the #AnakAnakMalaysia Walk was a good way to inspire Malaysians.
“I feel proud each time I represent the nation, and I will continue to do so. I draw strength from positive-thinking people and this motivates me,” she said.