ARTISTIC gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi has every reason to be optimistic about her bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after a successful outing at the Asian Games.
The 24-year-old Farah bowed out of the Asiad with a creditable fifth place in the uneven bars final after a solid show without any flaws that earned her 13.200 points at the JI Expo in Kemayoran yesterday.
Farah qualified in last place for the eight-woman final but managed to improve by three spots to her delight.
“I think I have done well and I’m very pleased with that,” said Farah.
“My results are so much better compared to the Games in Incheon four years ago.
“A fifth-place finish is good considering I did not even qualify for this apparatus last time.
“I made the floor final in Incheon and finished seventh.
“I just couldn’t have asked for a better campaign. The team finished sixth and I kept my seventh place in the individual all-around, but with an improved score.
“These are all positive signs as I’m aiming to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, where the qualification period will begin soon.”