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AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Despite not winning a single gold at the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which ended last week, the Singapore Gymnastics (SG) President Choy Kah Kin expressed satisfaction on the overall progress.

Singapore won two silvers and three bronze medals over eight days of competition at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre, where the hosts collected 13 out of the 21 gold medals on offer.

“We’re a bit disappointed we didn’t win gold, but the gymnasts did their best,” Choy told www.todayonline.com. “They fought for every medal and given the circumstances we had, they’ve really done well.”

It was the first time in five editions that Singapore had failed to pick a gold medal.

The sport was not included in the 2009 and 2013 Games.

SG recently had recently overhauled its set up by hiring former Gymnastics Australia senior manager Karen Norden as general manager and  Olympian Lim Heem Wei (women’s artistic), Perry Koh (men’s artistic) and Choy Dian Chun (rhythmic) as sport development managers.

“We can definitely do better. We need consistency and sustainability in our programme. It’s about putting a lot of emphasis on the development of each discipline holistically and not just the gymnasts but the coaches and the judges,” added Choy, who was elected SG head in 2015.
 
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): The Nepal Gymnastics Association (NGA) organized the Common Training Camp (GFA) Coaches from August 23-25 in Kathmandu.
The NGA President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan, who is also an AGU Vice-President, inaugurated the opening session which was attended by the NGA office bearers.
The course, held under the aegis of Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), was conducted by the President of AGU’s GFA Committee Tatsuo Araki.
A total of 25 coaches from, Japan, Jordan, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the host nation attended the camp.
However, Afghanistan could not send their representatives at the event due to some unavoidable circumstances.
The certificates of participation were awarded to the trainers by Pradhan and Araki on the final day.
 
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AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Malaysian women won the rhythmic gymnastics team gold at the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday.
The team of Koi Sie Yan, Amy Kwan Dict Weng and Izzah Amzan scored a combined 153.100 points for the gold.
Manatsanan Chaiteerapattarapong, Panjarat Prawatyotin, Pornchanit Junthabud and Thanyaphat Sungvornyothin guided Thailand to silver (122.550) while Singapore finished third (116.300).
Sie Yan qualified for five individual finals, followed by Amy (three ) and Izzah (two).
 
 
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Malaysia’s Koi Sie Yan emerged as the top star in rhythmic gymnast, winning four gold and two silver medals and helped the hosts make a clean sweep of all the six gold medals at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Yan won the hoop and clubs final, adding to the team and individual all-around gold which she won on Sunday.
“Winning at home in front of family and friends means a lot to me,” said the Kuantan-born gymnast. “I’m happy with my performance and contribute to my country’s medal haul. It wasn’t easy as I had to compete against my own team-mates.”
Team-mate Izzah Amzan came second while Thailand’s Thanyaphat Sungvornyothin took bronze.
However, Yan had to settle for a silver in ball apparatus, which was won by Amzan while Indonesian Nabila Evandestiera finished third.
The 18-year-old also picked up a silver in ribbon final, won by her team-mate Amy Kwan Dict Weng while Thailand’s Panjarat Prawatyotin came third.
 
 
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Japan, who finished overall second with two gold, four silver and six bronze medals behind Russia at the 29th University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, also defended the men’s team title.
The Universiade, which is the largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, witnessed more than 7,500 athletes from 121 nations, competing in 21 summer sports, but China did not send any of their artistic gymnasts to the event.
Japan accumulated 260.225 points, with valuable contributions from Shogo Nonomura (15.550), Wataru Tanigawa and Kenta Chiba (15.150 each) and Yuya Kamoto (15.050) helped them win the crown.
Ukraine took the silver (257.900) followed by Russia (253.150).
Ukraine almost came close to winning the team’s title after they led more than 3.5 points following impressive performances by Olympic parallel bars champion Oleg Vernyayev and Olympic medalist Igor Radivilov, who put up big scores on rings and vault.
But the Ukrainians, who had topped team totals on pommel horse, rings and vault, disappointed on the high bar with just the ninth-best total while Japan claimed the parallel bars by putting up the highest team score on any event.
Athletes between the age of 17 and 28, and who have taken at least one 3-credit university course or received a diploma within the past year were eligible to participate in the competition.
 
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Malaysia picked up their third gold in rhythmic gymnastics when Koi Sie Yan defended her individual all-around event at the 29th South East Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday.
The 18-year-old produced an impeccable performance in hoop, clubs, ball and ribbon apparatus to win the title with a combined score of 63.150 points.
Compatriot Amy Kwan Dict Weng took silver (60.100) while Singapore’s Tong Kah Mun finished third (52.900).
The hosts also added the 5 hoops gold, with Amira Sofiya Amirul Fares, Chan Mei Thung, Koh Jei Yi, Tee Wei Qi, Tee Wei Wen and Thew Yue Jia tasting the success followed by Singapore and the Philippines.
 
 
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Vietnam claimed three gold medals out of five apparatus on the final day of the artistic gymnastics competition, but the host nation won the overall honours at the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with five gold, four silvers and two bronze medals.
 
Dinh Phong Thanh took the honours in parallel bar (14.900) followed by compatriot Pham Puoc Hung and Thailand’s Jamorn Prommanee on Wednesday.
 
Vietnam, who finished second in the competition with five gold, three silver, won the men’s horizontal bar gold and silver, with Le Thanh Tung and Dinh Phong taking the honours.
 
Malaysia’s Jeremiah Loo Phay Xing finished third.
 
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s Farah Ann Hadi won the women’s floor exercise with 13.450 points.
Kaitlin De Guzman of the Philippines came second followed by Indonesia’s Rifda Irfanaluthfi.
 
Earlier, Rifda won her country’s first gymnastics gold when she claimed the balance beam with 13.25 points.
 
Malaysia’s Tan Ing Yueh and Kaitlin finished second and third respectively.
 
The rhythmic competitions will begin on Wednesday.
 
 

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