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Published: Wednesday June 20, 2007 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday July 6, 2013 MYT 7:57:05 PM

Foot injury puts paid to Ken Nee’s hopes of a good result in Rome

PETALING JAYA: Yeoh Ken Nee's hopes of leaving a good impression in Europe were thwarted after he came down with a foot injury in the Italian leg of the FINA World Diving Grand Prix in Rome last weekend. 

Ken Nee suffered the injury during training on the eve of the competition and was forced to withdraw from the individual 3m springboard events on Friday. He was also out of the synchronised event on Sunday. 

Ken Nee and his partner, Rossharisham Roslan, had won medals in the legs in China and Canada recently. 

The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) secretary, Edwin Chong, said that the doctor advised Ken Nee against competing in the synchronised competition to avoid aggravating the injury. 

“We hope he will recover in time and compete in the leg in Germany this weekend,” said Edwin. 

Rossharisham provided the only bright spark, qualifying for the top 12 semi-finals in the individual 3m springboard event. He finished ninth in the preliminary round on 366.25 and was placed last in the semi-finals. 

Leong Mun Yee finished 13th in the individual 1m springboard and was placed 14th in the individual 3m springboard. 

China dominated the Italian leg of the GP, winning eight out of 10 titles. 

The Malaysian divers will regroup to compete in the final leg of the GP in Germany but Edwin said no targets had been set for them. 

“There are top divers from the United States, Russia and China competing along with the Europeans.  

“The aim is to continue exposing our divers to the highest level of competition and get the judges to be aware that we also have good divers,” said Edwin. 

The others in the national team, including platform diver Bryan Nickson Lomas, are now in training in Kunming to prepare for the Asian age-group championships in Jakarta in August. 

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