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Gymnast Farah eyes adventure in Gold Coast but not before giving her best


Adrenaline junkie: Artistic gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi will be in action in her third Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, and she is hoping to put on her best show.

Adrenaline junkie: Artistic gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi will be in action in her third Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, and she is hoping to put on her best show.

SWIMMING with the sharks and taking a ride on some of the world’s adventurous water slides.

These adrenaline-pumping activities are certainly not for the faint-hearted but Malay­sia’s artistic gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi wants to experience it all at Gold Coast’s famous theme parks. There are over 95 rides, shows and attractions across four huge parks.

“This is my first trip to Gold Coast.

“It’s a great place and I want to go to their famous theme parks,” said the 24-year-old who also has “cuddling cute koalas” on her wish list.

But first, Farah wants to give a courageous showing in the women’s artistic competition starting on Friday at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.

Farah will be involved in the team event with Tan Ing Yueh, Nur Azira Aziri and Geanie Ng.

Farah led the team to an eighth placing at the last Games in Glasgow in 2014. She was also in the team that finished fourth at the 2010 New Delhi Games.

At the Glasgow Games, Farah put up a creditable show to finish 11th in the individual all-around in a field that was dominated by England, Australia and Wales.

“Personally, I did well in Glasgow. It’ll be one step forward to qualify for the finals in Gold Coast and complete all my routines successfully.

“The training has been good here,” added Farah, who is hoping that her third Common­wealth Games outing will be the best.

Winning a first medal will surely be an icing on the cake for Farah after winning two gold medals at last year’s Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

The men gymnasts Jeremiah Loo and Tan Fu Jie will not be involved in the team competition.

They will go into action in the individual event qualifying round tomorrow.

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