KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Bernama) -- National gymnast Olivia Tai Qing Tong did the country proud by dancing her way to a gold and silver medal at the 13th Asian Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, here, today.
Olivia Tai's grace and mesmerizing moves overwhelmed the judges who awarded 14.500 points for the Clubs, the highest in the competition, to sweep aside favourite Yelizaveta Mainovskaya of Kazakhstan who managed 14.350 points for the silver while Anora Davlyatova from Uzbekistan and Takana Tatsuzawa from Japan were awarded bronze medals after scoring identical 14.300 points.
Olivia 15, added a silver medal in the Ribbon with 14.150 points behind Takana Tatsuzawa of Japan who collected 14.300 points while Anora Davlyatova from Uzbekistan was third with 13.900 points.
"The gold and silver is a pleasant surprise for me, especially after failing to win any medals in the Hoop. I'm happy to comeback in the clubs and ribbon events.
"This is team effort, coaches included. Now, I hope I can qualify for the Youth Olympics Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China in August," she told reporters, here today.....