The pre-junior category was again a close battle between rivals KL and Selangor.
But KL again came on tops after scoring a total of 24.200 with Selangor (23.800) second and Perak (21.950) third.
In the senior category, Malacca prevented a KL sweep by amassing a total score of 25.800 for a well-deserved gold. Selangor (25.200) took silver while KL (24.950) settled for the bronze.
The group exercise is deemed to be the toughest event of the competition, following the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) new ruling which encourages the inclusion of more expressions and dance elements into the routines.
“It was tough to come up with a routine because there were so many things to consider. I had to look at the girls we had, what each of them were able to execute and try to blend it all and make everything seem effortless,” said KL coach and former national gymnast Rosniza Abu Bakar. “We took six months to prepare – four months to learn and perfect the choreography and two months to fine-tune the performance. But it was well worth the effort. We’re very happy with the wins,” she said.
The win brings KL’s four-day competition total to 22 medals – 13 golds, seven silvers and two bronzes. Selangor were second with 28 medals (6-13-9) while Malacca were third with 10 medals (2-2-6).
*Sumber Dari The Star