Ex-Olympian tells of ‘toxic culture’ in Malaysian swimming


Rising to the occasion: Khiew Hoe Yean in action during the SEA Games men’s 400m freestyle final in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He bagged the gold in the men’s 200m freestyle event.

PETALING JAYA: After the miserable showing by swimmers at the SEA Games – they came home with only one of the 39 gold medals on offer – former Olympian Marilyn Chua has revealed what she calls a “toxic and negative” team culture.

The environment within the national team needs to change if Malaysian swimmers are to perform at their best, said the Selangor state coach.

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