Cheong Min after winning her second gold at the Chroy Changvar Convention. - BERNAMA Pic
Wushu's Cheong Min is Malaysia's first double gold medallist in Phnom Penh
By: Patrick Beech
Wushu exponent, Tan Cheong Min clinched her second gold medal at the Sea Games by topping the women's Nangun-Nandao combined event - making her the first Malaysian athlete to win two gold medals in the Games.
Cheong Min won the Nangun event on Thursday and did enough in the Nandao discipline today to win the gold at the Chroy Changvar Convention.
The Malacca-born won the Nanquan title on Wednesday.
After winning the first gold for the national wushu camp, Cheong Min, who is also the 2019 world champion, said many were questioning her decision to compete in the Games while she was preparing for it.
The 24-year-old said the reason they gave was after having already made a name for herself on the world stage, the SEA Games was not a competition of her level.
“Before I came here, a lot of people were saying: Cheong Min, you are already a world champion, so it must be easy for you to compete in the SEA Games”.
“But for me, in wushu, the level of all the countries competing (in the SEA Games) is very high, so it doesn’t matter that I have won the previous World Championship, everything starts from zero again when I go to compete,” she said.