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National Diver Ng Yan Yee Announces Retirement After 20 Years Of Diving

Thank you for your contribution to the diving scene in Malaysia!

Having missed the opportunity to compete in this year’s Paris Olympics, Malaysia’s diving specialist Ng Yan Yee announced her retirement yesterday, concluding a 14-year tenure with the national team.

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At 30 years old, Ng expressed no regrets about leaving the diving scene.

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“Today with a grateful and thankful heart, I bid farewell to the pool that’s been my sanctuary and stage for countless unforgettable moments,” she stated in a touching video.

“From Olympic triumphs to cherishing each victories, was fueled by dedication and unwavering support. To my beloved Team Malaysia, coaches, teammates, and sponsors and my very supportive fans, your faith propelled me to an unimaginable heights.”

“Throughout my 20 years in diving, I may not have been perfect, but such is life. Over the years, life has brought various pressures and doubts, but these have shaped who I am today,” she reflected.

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Ng mentioned that retiring does not signify an end, but the beginning of an exciting new journey, although she has yet to decide on her future plans.

Ng has been making Malaysia proud

Ng last competed in February at the World Championships in Doha, which also served as the final qualifying event for the Paris Olympics.

Unfortunately, Ng did not qualify in the women’s 3-meter springboard solo and synchronized events (partnering with Nur Dhabitah), missing the chance to compete in her fourth consecutive Olympics.

She had previously participated in the 2012 London, 2016 Rio, and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with her best Olympic performance being 10th place in the 3-meter springboard solo at the Rio Olympics.

At last year’s 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, Ng also continued her streak of winning silver medals in the 3-meter springboard synchronized event for the fourth consecutive time.

She first competed at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, winning a silver medal with Leong Mun Yee.

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She partnered with Cheong Jun Hoong at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and with Nur Dhabitah at the 2018 Indonesian Asian Games and the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Ng and Nur Dhabitah also won a silver medal in the same event at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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