PETALING JAYA: Wushu exponent Tan Cheong Min is not putting her feet up although there is no competition this year.

The 22-year-old, who is busy with her degree studies in information technology, continues to train at home.

She has one year left before graduating from the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation in Bukit Jalil.

“Although I’m currently tied up with studies, I continue to train at home and keep in touch with my coaches.

“Health is very important and everyone is apprehensive of the current situation,” said the Melaka-born exponent, whose last competition was at the World Championships in Shanghai end of last year.

Cheong Min did extremely well by bagging the gold in nandao (broadsword) and silver in nanquan and duilian (duel event).

“It’s my most cherished moment as I made a big breakthrough by winning my first individual gold.”

She admitted though that it was a difficult time for her as she had to juggle her time with her studies then.

“To make things worse, I also injured my hip and could not go all out in training.

“I have to thank my teammates who were very supportive. They kept encouraging me and not let my problems bog me down.

“They were behind me all the way as they know what I’m capable of.

“These experiences made me stronger and will hold in good stead for the future,” said Cheong Min, who is hopeful of shining again at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

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