Hannah Yeo: National diving team and Malaysian Swimming Federation need to improve communication

PETALING JAYA, Feb 17 — Divers, coaches and the Malaysian Swimming Federation (MAS) will improve communication to avoid a repeat of problems similar to those that occurred at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar. are asked to do so.

Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh also denied claims of any influence on the performance of Doha’s national diving team, saying that at a meeting yesterday, national diving athletes Datuk Panderela Rinon and Nur Davita Sabri He said he was satisfied with the explanation given. .

“After this, I will also meet with the association (MAS) and coaches to get answers and views on why all the divers (from the World Championships) did not qualify for Paris (2024 Olympics).” she told reporters after hosting the event. Leap To The Stars 2024 High Jump Challenge is here today.

The failure of the representative diver in Doha has left male diver Bertrand Rodicte Risses the only Malaysian representative to earn a ticket to Paris in the 10m individual platform event at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan last year. Ta.

Meanwhile, Hanna said decisions regarding Pandelela and Nur Davita’s positions in the Road to Gold (RTG) programme, a national project aiming for the country’s first Olympic gold medal, would have to be made jointly with the RTG committee. Stated. And it is expected to be revealed within this month.

She also praised the dedication of Pandelella and Nur Davita, who remained determined to continue representing the country despite not having the opportunity to compete at the Paris 2024 Games.

In other developments, Mr Hanna will donate RM30,000 to Shah Alam Sports Club, the organizer of the Leap to the Stars 2024 High Jump Challenge, to continue the ministry’s efforts to discover new high jump talent in the country. He said that he had assigned it.

She also praised the efforts of Shah Alam Sports Club in collaborating with One Utama Shopping Center to organize a tournament at a popular venue, thereby attracting the younger generation to become high jumpers in the future. . — Bernama

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