Story by Jiexin Neo/Red Sports. Photos by Laura Lee and Clara Yuan/Red Sports

Ashley Lau executing a wolf jump. Ashley finished eighth in the Women's Balance Beam Final held at Bishan Sports Hall. (Photo 1 © Laura Lee/Red Sports)

Ashly Lau executing a wolf jump. Ashly finished eighth in the Women’s Balance Beam Final. (Photo 1 © Laura Lee/Red Sports)

Bishan Stadium, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 — Singapore’s Nadine Nathan and Ashly Lau finished sixth and eighth respectively out of eight competitors at the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Women’s Beam final.

Nadine came in sixth with a 12.200 showing. Ashly had the second-highest difficulty score of 5.300 in her showing, but errors made during the routine resulted in an execution score of 5.966, which resulted in her finishing in eighth place.

“I’m quite disappointed because I didn’t perform my best,” commented Ashly.

On her aim for the upcoming competitions, Ashly said, “World Champs is coming up, so I’ll have to get back my skills. Currently I’m only doing bars and beam, so I’ll have to get back floor and vault. I have a lot to work on. I’m hoping to get back all four apparatus so I can compete in the all-around.”

Vietnam’s Thi Ha Thanh Phan claimed gold with a score of 13.966 for her sixth medal in the Games. Thi Van Anh Do came in second with 13.333.

Women’s Beam final results
1st Thi Ha Thanh Phan (Vietnam) — 13.966
2nd Thi Van Anh Do (Vietnam) — 13.333
3rd Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (Malaysia) — 13.300
4th Rifda Irfanalutfi (Indonesia) — 12.966
5th Elizabeth Leduc (Philippines) — 12.700
6th Nadine Nathan (Singapore) — 12.200
7th Praewpraw Doungchan (Thailand) — 11.733
8th Ashly Lau (Singapore) — 11.266

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