Wendy can now concentrate on Tokyo after completing studies


Aiming for double: Wendy wants to qualify for the Tokyo Games’ 3m synchro springboard event with partner Nur Dhabitah Sabri.

PETALING JAYA: Wendy Ng Yan Yee can finally breathe easy and focus fully on getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics next year.

It was a long time coming but the 27-year-old diver has graduated with a degree in sports science from Universiti Malaya.

For Wendy, who enrolled in 2012 after the London Olympics, earning her scroll is a great relief.

“It has been quite sometime as I often had to defer my studies because of training stints and competitions.

“Now I can full concentrate on my preparations for the Olympics. It will be my third successive appearance and I want to to reach the final again, ” said Wendy, who made a personal breakthrough at the Rio Olympics four years ago when she qualified for the individual 3m springboard final.

Wendy is also looking to make the cut in the 3m synchro springboard with Nur Dhabitah Sabri.

“The World Cup qualifying meet in Tokyo next year is where we need to get it right to earn a slot for the Games.”

The pair are the 2018 Asian Games silver medallists in the event.

This weekend, Wendy gets a chance to gauge her performance against divers from Australia, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand in the Malaysia International Online Diving Competition.

The Malaysian divers will perform in Bukit Jalil while their counterparts will dive at their respective countries watched by online judges.

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