Gymnastics: Olympic-bound Tan not floored by loss of coach

Gymnast Tan Sze En, 19, is not too worried about the loss of her coach Gerrit Beltman, who resigned from Singapore Gymnastics in July.
Gymnast Tan Sze En, 19, is not too worried about the loss of her coach Gerrit Beltman, who resigned from Singapore Gymnastics in July. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

SINGAPORE - National gymnast Tan Sze En may have lost her coach a year before the Tokyo Olympics, but the 19-year-old stressed that the departure of former national coach Gerrit Beltman will not significantly affect her preparations for the rescheduled Games. 

Calling the Dutchman’s resignation a loss for Singapore Gymnastics (SG), she said: “Technique-wise, he was a great coach and he pushed us to be the best that we could be without compromising our health or safety.

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