HANGZHOU, China – Agatha Wong has adapted to juggling her time between education and medical school.
While both are demanding, Wong would prefer not to return home without a medal from the 19th Asian Games.
The country’s leading taolu artist will turn the mat of the Xiaoshan Guali Sports Center here into her playground on Sunday as wushu hostilities take off.
“Training while studying was tough. You have to balance everything,” said Wong, the UERM Memorial Medical Center freshman who is looking to improve on her 2018 bronze medal in Jakarta.
The 25-year-old singer participates in the all-round taijiquan and taijijian (sword playing) for women, disciplines she used to be good at at the Southeast Asian Games.
“Again, I always give my best when I perform. We’ll see,” Wong said.
She won a pair of taijiquan gold medals at the SEA Games and two more at the taijijian event before wushu federation officials decided to merge the two events, starting at the Cambodian SEA Games early this year.
Wong’s crowning achievement was a silver medal in taijiquan at the 2015 World Wushu Championships in Jakarta.