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Farah bids farewell to the Games


Focused: Farah Ann Hadi in action during the women’s individual all-around final at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre yesterday.

Focused: Farah Ann Hadi in action during the women’s individual all-around final at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre yesterday.

ARTISTIC gymnast Tan Ing Yueh promises to bounce back stronger at the next Commonwealth Games.

But an emotional Farah Ann Hadi has bid the Games goodbye.

Yesterday, Ing Yueh and Farah wrapped up their campaign in Gold Coast after finishing 11th and 12th in the women’s individual all-around at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.

Ing Yueh amassed 47.400 points while Farah was just one rung below at 46.875.

Canada’s Elsabeth Black flexed her muscles to win the gold with 54.200 points while Australia’s Georgia Godwin delighted the crowd with a silver on 53.800 and England’s Alice Kinsella took the bronze with 53.150.

The 21-year-old Ing Yueh said she would keep Malaysia’s flag flying high at the 2022 Games in Birmingham.

“Overall, it has been a good trip. I injured my ankle last month but I was still able to perform well here,” said Ing Yueh.

“The competition is tough. Malaysia’s women have never won a medal at the Commonwealth Games and that’s a motivation for me to play on,” added Ing Yueh, who will focus on the Asian Games in Indonesia next.

The 24-year-old Farah was happy to end her third Games without any hiccups.

“Yes, there were one or two falls but overall, it was good.

“I’m done, this is my final Commonwealth Games,” she said.

“I’m older now and I’ll just try to enjoy one competition at a time. I hope my last stop will be at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games – my focus now is to qualify for it.

“I’ve completed my Bachelor of Arts and Social Science, majoring in international studies at Monash University.

“I’m a full-time gymnast now – just planning to enjoy the remaining years and there is the Asian Games to look forward to.”

Meanwhile, Jeremiah Loo was unable to raise his game when he slumped to a 17th placing in the men’s individual all-around with 73.250 points.

   

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