19th April, 2017
By FRANCIS XAVIER
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Gymnastics Association (SGA) is sending five budding gymnasts to take part at the first series of the National Talent Backup Carnival (Rhythmic Gymnastics) that will be happening in Perlis from today to April 24.
They are Adel Chenille Wilmelir, 7, Constance Yapp Si En, 8, Faith Chin Mei San, 8, Jacqueline Lawrence, 7, and Kong Pui Shuan, 8.
The five young gymnasts, who will leave early today, will be led by team manager Puan Jasmine Law Phaik Chuan and coach Yvette Necollete Jeffrey.
Yvette said all the five will compete in the Little Gymnast category.
Meanwhile, two other state gymnasts namely Zovi Tie Yu Pei, 14, and Siti Adibah Adam, 12 made a commendable finish at the just concluded first series of the SportsExcel Rhythmic Gymnastic Championship 2017 that was held in Bukit Jalil.
According to Yvette, Zovi managed to make a top-10 finish after being ranked seventh best in the tournament, while Siti was ranked 22nd in her first tryout in the SportExcel competition.
“It was a good outing for them. I hope this trip could help inspire them to train harder in order to achieve better results in the near future,” said Yvette.