Farah Ann Abdul Hadi is pleased that the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) have plans to send her to train in the United States as part of her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics next year.
She, however, has one request — bring her teammates with her to the US.
Farah became the first Malaysian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics since Au Li Yen at Sydney 2000 when she made the cut at the Stuttgart World Championships in October.
Farah also proved that she remains a force regionally after bagging three gold medals, her best personal haul, at the Philippines Sea Games.
“The focus this year has been on the Sea Games. I will take a short break now before coming back to prepare for the Olympics,” said Farah.
“I will come back next year and discuss with my coaches what is the best (programme).
“I am aware that MGF have plans to send me (to the U.S.). MGF are really trying hard to help especially after I have qualified.
“I hope that if we do go abroad for training, all of us (teammates) can go and experience it together because we are one team.
“I love training with my coaches and teammates. I owe a lot to my teammates, they help me and they also push me. We are really one big family.”
Farah, 25, who made her debut at the 2011 Indonesia Sea Games, said she is unsure of whether she will compete in another edition of the Sea Games.
“At the moment it looks like this will be my last Sea Games but I cannot tell for certain.”
Malaysia enjoyed a stellar outing in women’s artistic gymnastics competition at the Sea Games, winning four out of the five gold medals on offer.