Thousands back gymnast in 'genitalia' row at SEA Games. Source: Getty

Thousands back gymnast in 'genitalia' row at SEA Games


June 15, 2015, 4:11 pm


Thousands of people have shown their support for Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi after she was criticised for competing in revealing clothing at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

By Monday, 11,000 people had "liked" the Facebook page "Farah Ann Abdul Hadi For Malaysia" which calls for "praise and support" for the double gold-medallist.


Last week, some critics in the majority Muslim country  (Malaysia) slammed the 21-year-old, saying they could see the shape of her "aurat" (genitalia) in her leotard.

Abdul Hadi wrote on the page: "I would just like to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you who have been supporting me.

"It is such an overwhelming feeling to have had such a great and positive respond from all of you."

Abdul Hadi, who won six medals in total at the Games in Singapore, has won broad support in the controversy including from Malaysia's youth and sports minister.

In response to her critics, Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted: "In gymnastics Farah wowed the judges and brought home gold.

"In her deeds only the Almighty judges her. Not you. Leave our athletes alone."

Note :  In the world of sport, everyone is equal, we judge by the performance not 'genitalia'. Depends on who's
looking at the picture and what's in his/her mind is thinking.  Sports like  swimming, ballet, gymnastic should 
be banned as well  ??