PETALING JAYA: Paris 2024 will be the last chance for gymnast Tan Ing Yueh (pic) to realise her Olym-pic dream. And the 25-year-old is going the extra mile to make that happen.
For a start, the Melaka-born Ing Yueh wants to make 2022 a good year by preparing to compete in three major competitions – the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and SEA Games.
She has also been diligently following the training programmes set by coaches Ng Shu Wai and Nataliya Sinkova, and is relishing the challenge of more difficult routines.
And recently, Ing Yueh was highly inspired after watching teammate Farah Ann Abdul Hadi compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
“My dream is to compete in the Olympics. Seeing Farah on that stage made me proud and I want to emulate that,” she said.
“As I have no competitions this year, my training now is geared towards 2022. I’m challenging myself with more difficult routines on all the apparatus. This will make me more balanced and stable when competitions resume.”
Ing Yueh is also looking forward to competing with some of the young gymnasts in the current set-up.
“All this while, I’ve been competing with Tracie (Ang), Azira (Nur Azira Aziri), Rachel (Yeoh Li When) and Farah. Now, we will have new faces, and we’re looking to chart a better future for Malaysian gymnastics.
“Geanie (Ng) and Zarith (Imaan Khalid) are good. We’ve all been training together, and I can see their strength and potential. We’ll all work together for the national team’s betterment.”