By Michelle Liew
National gymnast, Izzah Amzan, is eyeing the opportunity to make a third appearance at the World Championships that will take place in Bulgaria from September 14 to 18.
The 22-year-old gymnast said that if the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) lists her for Bulgaria, she is determined to improve her world ranking compared to her previous two appearances.
“If based on the qualification during the Asian Championships (in Pattaya, Thailand, last June), maybe I will be able to make an appearance but the final result is not known yet. This year the qualifications are slightly different because there are usually three gymnasts but this time there is a change.”
“We have to go through the qualification round in the Asian Championships and Malaysia has managed to get a slot to play in the World Championships. You can list anyone because they are eligible according to the national quota not individuals, now it is up to the MGF and the coaches to decide who will play in the World Championships.”
“Of course I hope to be able to compete in the World Championships this year and if I can, it will be my third appearance. In my first appearance, I finished 67th all-around and in the second I finished 57th.”
“So, if I go this time, I hope to improve my world ranking. I’m trying to be in the top 50,” said Izzah who won a bronze medal in the baton discipline at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile, commenting on her achievements in Birmingham, Izzah admitted that she was content because her performance was better than how she was four years ago in Gold Coast.
“However, there is still a lot that I need to improve on in terms of my performance. Even at the Commonwealth Games I still made mistakes and after this the focus is to try not to make mistakes and do the best for the country,” she said.
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