PETALING JAYA: National rhythmic gymnast Amy Kwan Dict Weng (pic) has swapped her leotards for a corporate suit.
She is embarking on an internship with a leading bank. The Economics student from University Malaya is learning the ropes of corporate life.
“Internship has been good, and I am learning a lot of new things, so it has been beneficial. But that does not mean I will shirk my love for the sport, my love story in it continues.”
The 25-year-old, who is looking for a stellar 2020 after fully recovering from an ankle injury, said she was planning her training after she is done with internship.
Asked what she hopes to be remembered for this year, Amy said: “I want to be known as a ribbon queen.”
“All this while, I gave my best for the Malaysian flag in every competition.
“Despite all the injuries and surgeries, I managed to make a comeback last year and show everyone the real side of Amy.
“I am never the kind who gives up easily. I love my craft, and I intend to do my best for as long as I can.”
The recent International Women’s Day was crucial to her as she was reminded of the many successes accomplished by women.
“Being a woman in this world is not easy as there are parties who still look down on us, but I’m proud of who I am. Women see more details than men and that helps us in many ways.
“For a gymnast, a lot of hard work has to be done for the one minute-30 second performance. There’s a lot of tears, blood and sweat.
“I just wish people would appreciate our sacrifices and cheer for us. Their support means the world to us.”
Amy made her competitive return in the Philippines SEA Games in December but failed to retain her gold in the ribbon. She only managed a bronze in the hoop event, although the judging in the competition was disputed.
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