Source: Berita Harian
Wushu Athlete Tan Cheong Min Puts an End to Malaysia’s 13-Year Drought
BY: Michelle Liew
National wushu athlete, Tan Cheong Min, stunned the crowed as she ended Malaysia's 13-year drought by claiming a silver medal for the Nanguan-Nandao event in the Asian Games at Xiaoshan Guali Sports Centre yesterday.
The 26-year-old national representative scored 9,703 points in the nanquan discipline and 9,716 in the nandao discipline to collect a total of 19,419 points, thereby securing the country's first silver medal in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
"I can't believe I did it without any points being deducted and it put me in second place.
"This is a very meaningful medal for me because I have been waiting for five years. This is also the first silver medal for Malaysia in this edition.
"So, this medal is not just for wushu but for the whole of Malaysia. Thank you to everyone who has helped me to become who I am today," said Cheong Min.
The host athlete, Chen Huiying, emerged as the gold winner with a total of 19,590 points.
For the record, the last time the national contingent won a medal in a wushu event was through Chan Fon Ying in the Taijiquan-Taijijian event in the Guangzhou edition in 2010.