PETALING JAYA: National artistic gymnast Tan Fu Jie is starting all over again after missing the Olympic Games cut.
He missed out on Olympics qualification when he finished fifth in the pommel horse final with 13.400 points in the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup in Melbourne in February.
To qualify for the Games, the 24-year-old Fu Jie had to finish in the top three in any individual apparatus over three tournaments.
The four-month break due to movement control order however, has helped heal his disappointment.
“It’s a growing process for me. I know, I will only return stronger after the failure to qualify for the Olympics, ” said Fu Jie.
“I want to get back in shape as soon as possible and resume my regular training as soon as I can.
“I know I did not have the best of starts, but I’ve always believed in my abilities. Once competitions resume, I will be in my best shape, ” he added.