PETALING JAYA: Positive vibes were in abundance when Malaysian gymnasts Farah Ann Abdul Hadi and Jeremiah Loo had their first feel of the new arena and apparatuses at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo.
The duo tested some of the equipment at the arena and quickly posted some of their training reels on their social media pages.
Jeremiah posted a video of him performing his routine on his favourite apparatus (pommel horse) while Farah had a picture of herself on the balance beam.
The two Games debutants were certainly bubbling with excitement and did not hide their joy at living out their Olympics dream.
“First-day training in Tokyo is done. The apparatus is amazing but different from the ones back at home, so we needed time to get used to it,” said Farah on her Instagram page.
Jeremiah seems to echo the same sentiments.
“The excitement was certainly there. We were testing out the apparatuses and getting used to the Arena. Plus, we got to see other gymnasts from around the world. So it feels good to be a part of this environment after a long time,” said Jeremiah.
The men’s competition will start on Saturday, followed by the women’s events on Sunday.