Aquatics, Diving

I’m not done yet – Ooi Tze Liang eager for bigger accolades

Despite having qualified for the Rio Olympics, national diver Ooi Tze Liang is still gunning for more glory, particularly in the Diving World Cup in February 2016.

He said he is still not satisfied with what he has achieved at the moment and wants to ensure that he will get more slots through the synchronized diving event.

He is currently focused on building his confidence through the Malaysian, Singapore and Australian Grand Prix before participating in the World Cup.

“At the moment I don’t want to think too much about delivering medals because my focus now is to improve my diving techniques so that I will be able to perform much better in Rio.

“In fact, what is on my mind at the moment is to do my best dive for the other competitions, hopefully I can gain more slots to Brazil,” he told Utusan Malaysia.

Tze Liang has qualified in 10m platform men and 3m springboard men and at the Diving World Cup, he will pair up with two different athletes in two different events – Chew Yiwei in synchronized diving 10m platform men and Ahmad Amsyar Azman in synchronized diving 3m springboard men.

Diving currently has the highest number of Malaysian athletes who have for the Olympics. Besides Ooi Tze Liang, you have Pandelela Rinong, who qualified for the 10m platform women event, Wendy Ng in the 3m springboard women event and Nur Dhabitah Sabri in 10m platform women event.


We can only praise Ooi Tze Liang’s spirit. He has the will, passion and competitiveness that will definitely drive him to glory. He is a true sportsman, something that Malaysia needs more of. If he keeps this up, he might be able to deliver what we have been waiting for so long, the elusive Olympic gold medal. But having said that, only time will tell.

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