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National Back-Up Gymnast Olivia Aims To Reach Semis

Last update: 16/08/2014
From Ahmad Muliady Abdul Majid

NANJING, Aug 16 (Bernama) -- National back-up gymnast, Olivia Tai Qing Tong is aiming to reach the semifinal at least despite making her debut at the Youth Olympics Games (2014 YOG) here.

The Games kicks off today with 3,800 athletes from 204 nations competing in the over the next 12 days.

Olivia, 14, said her personal target was to advance to the semi-final first before aspiring to set a bigger target or step on the podium.

"I dare not set a higher target than advancing to the semi-final, but it does not mean I don't want to contribute medals to the country because all athletes competing at any championship do not want to return empty-handed," she told Bernama here Saturday.

The gymnast who garnered a gold, a silver and a bronze medal in the individual Rhythmic Gymnastic Clubs at the 13th Asian Youth Rhythmic Gymnastic Championship at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil in February, said she was prepared to face any eventuality during the championship.....


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