Yin Yin owes it to sport that saved her after bronze-medal finish

On the right path: Malaysia’s Chong Yin Yin (right) in action during the women’s basketball match against the Philippines at the Morodok Techno Elephant Hall 2. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

IF not for basketball, Chong Yin Yin could have turned into a gangster.

But a decision to join the national junior squad in 2009 had turned her life around, and yesterday, she came close to completing a full set of medals in the SEA Games but it was spoiled by the Philippines.

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