Malaysians out to beat Vietnam's Phan
She is arguably the face of women's gymnastics in the region.
Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh (right) entered the South-east Asia (SEA) Games with five golds from previous outings.
On Monday, she won the women's individual all-round and, yesterday, the former Asian champion in the vault claimed the gold in the individual event at the Bishan Sports Hall.
Phan, 23, finished sixth in the uneven bars but, with four more individual events to come, last year's Asian Games silver medallist in the balance beam should add to her gold-medal haul.
Malaysian duo Tan Ing Yueh and Farah Ann Abdul Hadi are hot on her heels.
Speaking to The New Paper yesterday, 21-year-old Farah Ann said: "At the last SEA Games, she was up there, and we weren't. But now it's a close fight.
"It shows that the South-east Asian gymnasts have upgraded and we can fight internationally.
"The fact that she's a South-east Asian gymnast inspires me that I can be as good as her one day. She's pushed me really hard to want to upgrade my skills to get up to her level."
Ing Yueh, 19, agreed.
"It's a good thing that we get to compete with her. Especially in the vault, her skill level is very high so I know I need to improve to be at the same level with her."
Phan scored 13.983 points to claim the vault gold, ahead of Ing Yueh (13.466) and Farah Ann (13.316).
The Malaysian duo exacted some revenge in the uneven bars, with Ing Yueh scoring 12.766 to bag her first individual gold at this Games. Her compatriot suffered a painful fall but still managed to clinch the bronze (12.200), behind the Philippines' Ava Lorein Verdeflor (12.366).
For today's floor and beam exercises, Farah Ann says anything can happen.
"A lot of the finalists are really good so it'll be tough.".
In the men's competition, Singapore picked up two silver medals through Hoe Wah Toon (floor exercise) and Gabriel Gan (pommel horse), behind Reyland Capellan of the Philippines and Thai Rartchawat Kaewpanya respectively.