Top eight will do just fine for Grace in Games debut

KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s hammer thrower Grace Wong is aspiring to be in the top eight in her debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham later this month.

The SEA Games gold medallist from Sarawak is not making her maiden appearance an excuse not to put up a better performance.

“All contestants would be a challenge to me as this is my first time, nonetheless I think I could reach the top eight.

“What matters more for me is the chance to break my personal best of 62.48m which is also the national record,” said Grace.

“I’ve been hitting 64m during training and with the stiff competition there, I’m optimistic of hitting my target.

“I just need to be mentally strong.”

In the remaining weeks before the Commonwealth Games commences, Grace said she has been working doubly hard to make it a memorable outing.

Meanwhile, men’s hammer thrower, Jackie Wong also said it is not impossible for him to be in the top eight based on his current performance which is better compared to the last Games in 2018.

“Competing with better opponents from the other countries is a challenge for us Asians but I am targeting to reach the final round and also hoped to rewrite my national record.” — Bernama

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