Gao Jian, Nellie Kim consult Malaysia

The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) have engaged two experts – China’s Gao Jian and Russia’s Nellie Kim – to address the decline in standard of the national artistic gymnasts.

Gao Jian is the former chief coach of China, who reaped a golden harvest at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, while Nellie is a former Olympic champion and the current FIG women’s technical committee chairman.

MGF president Datuk Dr Zakaria Ahmad, fresh from his appointment as a council member of the world governing body (FIG), said: “Gao Jian and Nellie are willing to come in as consultants to revise our training programmes so that we will have a credible team for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.

“Gao Jian will focus on the men while Nellie will oversee the women. …

The Star

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