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A stylish leap – Malaysian gymnasts get fashionable

PETALING JAYA: The national gymnasts will get renowned Malaysian fashion designer Melinda Looi’s touch for their attire.





Trendy: MGF president Racheal Lau (centre) and Melinda Looi (on Lau’s right) with the national gymnasts and their new attire.

Medal eludes Farah but result still her best at Games

PETALING JAYA: National artistic gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi missed out on a bronze medal at the University Games in Napoli, Italy.The 25-year-old finished 0.150 points behind Russia’s Uliana Perebinosova at the fourth position with 12.550 in her pet event floor exercise. The Russian took the bronze with 12.700.

Success eludes Farah and Co in University Games

PETALING JAYA: There was no glitter for Malaysia in the artistic gymnastics individual all-around after Farah Ann Abdul Hadi finished eighth in the final at the 30th University Games in Napoli, Italy.

Farah Ann Abdul Hadi

No more softies

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s artistic gymnasts will undergo a one-month boot camp to toughen them up.

No exercise in futility – rhythmic gymnasts land a creditable bronze

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia ended the Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championship in Pattaya with a surprise bronze medal.

MGF remain positive despite gymnasts coming home empty-handed

PETALING JAYA: Chin up, girls! Malaysian Gymnastics Fede­ration (MGF) president Rachel Lau is confident the women’s artistic team will rise to the occasion at the Manila SEA Games from Nov 30-Dec 11 although they failed to win any medals from the Asian Championships in Mongolia.

Rhythmic gymnast Iman bags bronze in Pattaya

PETALING JAYA: Iman Alisha Fakhri Yassin picked herself up to win a bronze in the Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championship in Pattaya.




Happy bunch: Iman Alisha Fakhri Yassin (centre) posing with her bronze medal at the Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Asian Championship in Pattaya yesterday. Together with her are the team’s technical delegate Petrina Low (left) and coach Yulia Ivanova.

U.S. Olympic Committee must earn back athletes' trust - CEO

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) must work hard towards earning back the trust of American athletes after a sexual abuse scandal rocked the Olympic body last year, its CEO Sarah Hirshland said on Saturday.

No glitter from gymnasts means tougher training routines ahead

PETALING JAYA: Coach Ng Shu Wai wants the national women artistic gymnasts to buck up after none of them won a medal at the Asian Championships in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

No medal to show: Malaysia’s artistic gymnast Tan Ing yueh emerged as the best performer when she finished fifth in the vault apparatus with 13.134 points at the Asian Championships in Mongolia yesterday.

Gymnasts can’t stay in their cocoon if they want to succeed, says Nellie

Former gymnast Nellie Vladimirovna Kim or better known as Nellie Kim is a five-time Olympic Games gold medallist and world champion. She won three golds and a silver at the 1976 Montreal Games and two golds at the 1980 Games in Moscow. The 1.52m-tall Nellie was in Malaysia recently to share her experience and knowledge with the national coaches and junior gymnasts under the International Gymnastics Federation (IFG) Ambassadors’ Commission programme. She spoke to STARSPORT’s T. AVINESHWARAN about her aspirations and what Malaysia needs to do to become a powerhouse in the sport.