ANG Tracie < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Women
Born 21 Mar 1993 in Malacca, MAS
Height1.53 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Languages English, Malay, Mandarin
Higher education Communications - University of Putra Malaysia: Serdang, MAS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She got involved in gymnastics at age seven.
Why this sport? She was selected to try the sport by her school. "I took the opportunity even though I had no idea what it was all about and went to the gym to start training. A few months after that, the coach decided to form a team to compete at school level and also state level. I tried my very best and I made it to the team. As years went by, I trained even harder and won lots of medals, mostly gold, in both school and state-level competitions."
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Malaysia
Tournament South East Asian Games
Location Manila, PHI
General Interest
Nicknames Trace (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hobbies Sketching, arts and crafts. (healthiersense.com, 10 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the floor exercise event at the 2016 World Challenge Cup in Ljubjlana, Slovenia. (healthiersense.com, 10 May 2021; Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol Malaysian diver Pandelela Rinong. (cleo.com.my, 08 Aug 2018)
Injuries In 2018 she underwent surgery to insert four titanium screws into her hand to stabilise a fracture. (remaja.my, 23 Aug 2018)

In 2017 she underwent hip surgery, and did not recover in time to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (thestar.com.my, 27 Mar 2018)

She injured her back while training in April 2014. She also underwent hip surgery in November 2014. (cleo.com.my, 08 Aug 2018; thestar.com.my, 07 May 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I will start and finish my routines strong." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Other information RETIREMENT
In June 2021 she announced her retirement from the sport. "I have tried my best in qualifying [for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo] but my body has reached its limit. I always give my best but the qualification stage has already been cancelled. Also, I've had three surgeries, so I think it's best to stop for a better future." (astroawani.com, 04 Jun 2021; Astro Awani YouTube channel, 04 Jun 2021; The Star, 01 Jun 2021)

MULTIPLE SURGERIES
She has undergone a number of surgical procedures during her career, including two operations on her hip. "Taking the risk after surgery is not easy as I have to be fully recovered, mentally prepared and be able to perform at my best." (remaja.my, 23 Aug 2018; cleo.com.my, 08 Aug 2018)