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PETALING JAYA: For a top-class athlete, it takes a herculean effort to return to the same form after a long period of inactivity due to injuries.
To make things worse, Kim Swee’s side had a nightmare outing in the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines where they were knocked out in the group stages, even losing to minnows Cambodia in the process.
PETALING JAYA: After 25 years in the business, diver Leong Mun Yee is ready to face what may be the biggest challenge of her sporting career – to be the first Malaysian athlete to compete in five Olympics.
PETALING JAYA: Tokyo could be the swansong Olympics for Pandelela Rinong, who has given 12 years of service to the national diving team.
PETALING JAYA: Expect an impressive line-up of divers to make their way to next year’s Malaysia Diving Grand Prix from June 5-7 at at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
PETALING JAYA: Yang Zhuliang made a promise to produce an Olympic champion when he returned to Malaysia for a second coaching stint in 2009.
KUALA LUMPUR: Cheong Jun Hoong is not one to shun a challenge. As an unfancied diver, she pulled off a stunning performance at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships to become Malaysia’s first diving world champion, beating top Chinese divers in Budapest, Hungary.
PETALING JAYA: The season is over for Olympic-bound divers Pandelela Rinong, Leong Mun Yee and Wendy Ng Yan Yee. For the trio who are now training in China, it is all about training for the biggie in Tokyo from July 24-Aug 9.
PETALING JAYA: There were 32 Malaysian athletes at the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but in Tokyo next year, the number could dwindle to just over two dozen.
A letter from CH’NG CHIN YEOW, Penang.