20 August, 2017
Malaysia’s Nur wants to win a gold at the SEA Games for her late mother
AGU Media, DOHA (QAT): Malaysian artistic gymnast Nur Eli Ellina Azmi wants to dedicate a gold at the SEA Games to her late mother, who died in December, 2015.
“She battled with cervical cancer for two-and-a-half years. I wish she was around to watch me in action,” said Eli. “I’ll go all out to make it a memorable outing at home.”
Interestingly, the 22-year-old did not make the cut for the Games after she fractured her right ankle during a friendly competition in Australia in June.
“It was tough, but I didn’t give up although the medical report wasn’t good,” she added. “I attended rehabilitation programme and worked really hard. I could recover and I’m back on my feet again,” said Eli, who has been with the national team for eight years.
She bagged a silver in the balance beam in her Games debut in Palembang in 2011, and also helped her country win team gold in Singapore two years ago.
“My first task will be to help Malaysia defend the team title. The second would be to win my first individual gold,” she said.
Lavinia Jayadev, Tan Ing Yueh, Tracie Ang, Farah Ann Abdul Hadi and Nur Azira Aziri are the other members in the squad.