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Gold medalist gymnast draws flak over outfit

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National gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi clinched a gold medal in the SEA Games in Singapore, but for some, it was her outfit that was the subject of debate.

When her photograph was posted on Twitter and Facebook, scores of users criticised the 21-year-old Muslim athlete for not "covering up".

However, there were also those who defended her and slammed the critics, asking if Farah would wear a robe and a headscarf when performing the sport.

Among them, @PhoebeShafinaz tweeted: People, can you please acknowledge how talented and awesome Farah Ann is. She's like one of the best gymnasts I've seen so far. I'm amazed.

@CawahGwace said: Why orang Malaysia ni mcm orang tak betul dah. Farah Ann won medals for our country and kutuk dia sebab dia tak tutup aurat? (Why have Malaysians become like this... criticising her for not covering up).

Similarly, @rosezaaa tweeted: Farah Ann won a medal for Malaysia and the people are more interested to talk about her clothing.

@destiny_107 also hammered the critics, saying: Farah Ann won M'sia a gold medal and all people are talking about is the way she dressed. I'm sorry, that's pathetic.

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