With the 2020 Summer Olympics just a year away on 24 July 2020, athletes have been training and preparing rigorously for this event. This is their opportunity for them to shine on the world stage.
For Farah Ann, 25, things will look busier and more rigorous as she has been qualified for the 2020 Olympics for gymnastics. What is interesting about her win is that she is the only the 3rd Malaysian to qualify for the game!
She posted an Instagram post on her qualifying for the Olympics.
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As I sit here typing this I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2020. It has been my dream since I was 8 years old and to see it become a reality is an indescribable feeling. After coming so close in Rio and not qualifying, it was devastating. I am incredibly thankful and grateful to soo many people in my journey to get to this moment. To my coaches Ms. Nataliya and Ng Shu wai. You have pushed me, guided me and believed in me and my dreams. There are no words to describe how thankful I am for you. To my amazing teammates, Ing yueh ,Tracie, Ena, Azira, Siti , Rachel, Geanie and Imaan. You are the most amazing friends, teammates, and sisters. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me. To my family, my amazing sisters , Tina and Aisyah , my mom and dad. None of this would have been possible without your constant support and love. Thank you to Ms Soo, Ms Sukhdev and Kak Nurul for helping us prepare for this competition, and the support you’ve given us throughout the years. Thank you to KBS, MSN, MGF, ISN especially, Erik, Tomny and Thomas for your continuous support and for allowing us to compete and continue our journey for Malaysia. Thank you to all of you who have supported us , cheered for us and most importantly believed in us. Thank you Malaysia 🇲🇾 Tokyo 2020 here we come 🐯 #farahann #tokyo2020 #malaysiangymnast
Her hard work did not come easy. She worked hard since she was 8 and tried to qualify for Rio 2016. Though she didn’t succeed, she kept her head up and kept on working on her dreams to qualify for the Olympics. The journey is long and hard, full of sweat and tears.
Her team was also made up of experts. Her coaches, Ng Shu Wai participated in the 2004 Olympics and Nataliya Sinkova is a gymnast expert.
With her Olympics qualification, she now aims to focus on the upcoming SEA Games held in the Philippines this December. We hope that you can win there!