HANOI — Clad in shining white satin, adorned by pink and gold, and clasping a gleaming sword with tassel, the Philippines’ wushu queen has arrived to assert the thirty first Southeast Asian Games throne.
Stunned by an upset in one in every of her favourite occasions, three-time champion Agatha Wong claimed the ladies’s taijijian (sword) gold medal on Sunday beating the cost of two Vietnamese sizzling on her heels.
Yet true to her sport, the 23-year-old Wong displayed grace amid victory.
“I didn’t feel that I was the athlete to beat I feel that we are on the same level because you may be a good athlete but if you make a mistake that’s the difference.”
She definitely didn’t try this a lot incorrect in her routine that garnered her 9.71 factors. Huyan Tram Thi (9.70) and Trang Tran Thi (9.69) settled for silver and bronze, respectively.
One other thing Wong succeeded in doing was containing her feelings throughout her efficiency watched by full-sized crowd at Cau Giay Gymnasium.
“I was so scared because I felt the SEA Games was too soon for me, usually it’s held in December now they held it in May,” stated Wong. “Every day in training I was telling myself to do my best for this moment.”
Counting the silver she received in taijiquan (no weapon), Wong picked up her second medal regardless of simply two months of face-to-face coaching.
“That’s why I’m very thankful that may be just silver, it could be just a bronze. But it’s still a medal,” stated Wong, who turned the face of the game after a double gold efficiency within the 2019 staging.
Now all Wong wished to do was go house. “I miss my family, so much, I was away on bubble training for two months.”
She deserves it.
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