Petrina hails brave Izzah’s quick return to training after op

PETALING JAYA: One can only stand in awe of Izzah Amzan’s (pic) determination.

The 20-year-old, who underwent surgery for a meniscus tear on her left knee on Jan 20, is one of rhythmic gymnasts in the national team, who reported for training at the Gymnasium Two in Bukit Jalil.

National rhythmic gymnastics team’s technical director Petrina Low said they were proud of Izzah’s commitment in training.

“She is going through normal training but the coaches are being quite careful with her. We are all just proud of her, ” said Petrina.

The multiple SEA Games gold medal winner decided to go under the knife after her knee pain became bad in December last year. She had aggravated her old injury after competing in an online competition organised by the Kazakhstan Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Izzah is one of the five seniors who reported for duty ahead of the Vietnam SEA Games in November. The others are Koi Sie Yen, Rayna Hoh, Ng Joe Ee and Lai Jun Jo.

“All our seniors, juniors and group exercise squad returned to training on March 15. Everyone showed up, ” she said.

“But we are not going to push them. We will focus only on training for the next two months.”

“The major tournament is the SEA Games but we will organise some other tournaments before that when they are ready for it, ” added Petrina.

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