SEA Games: Gymnasts make history with double gold in a single event

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History was made when Malaysia successfully secured two gold medals in the same event. This is the first time an incident like this took place in the SEA Games.

Both Malaysian rhythmic gymnasts, N. Shasangari Sivaneswary and Koi Sie Yan had competed in the all round individual event held at the Bishan Sports Centre yesterday. Coincidentally, the two had topped the event with 60.250 points each.

Sixteen year-old Shasangari had expressed that the results were a miracle. “Before we performed, we had only expected to clinch one gold medal and one silver medal but instead something else happened. It was an unexpected result,” she said as quoted from Kosmo.

“We are very happy with two gold medals because this is also a historic event in the national gymnastics sports.”

The event saw no silver medalists as there were two gold medals given. Therefore, Thailand’s Panjarat Prawatyotin bagged the bronze medal with 57.350 points.

Photo credits: The Rakyat Post