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Mun Yee Prevails After Two Decade

Leong Mun Yee is a name synonymous in diving.

Set for a record of five Olympic appearances since her debut in 2004, the now 36 year old has never once regretted choosing diving as her career path.

“I started off as a swimmer and switched to diving when I was 10 years old and to be honest, after the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the thought of giving up crosses my mind as I was still very young and needed to be with my family as it broke my tiny heart as I was often away,” said the pretty lass who has more than 120k followers in Instagram.

“But that is a thing of the past” said Mun Yee who makes guys’ hearts flutter with her looks.

“But if life was about giving me the chance to revisit the past or look into the future, I would choose to just stay where I am right now” added the 3m diver who is back to her normal training routine after 3 months being out of the pool.

Mun Yee’s career as a diver is also a journey of highs and lows and she seems to be very thankful to finally making a comeback in the most awaited discipline in Tokyo after not qualifying for the Rio Olympic, her last appearance being 2012, London.

“I am very happy to qualify for Tokyo Olympics early and hopefully I will be able to perform my best” said Mun Yee who is aiming to get a medal in the 10m synchronised platform category where she might be paired once again with her medal winning partner, Pandelela Rinong as the duo won a silver at the World Aquatics Championships, in South Korea this February.

Looking forward to be paired  with the Sarawakian at the Tokyo Olympics, Mun Yee finds no misgiving in their partnership as the duo have built the chemistry when competing South Korea and throughout the years they have trained and competed together.

For the moment, the Perak born is concentrating more on her own performance and personal skill in order to perform better quality of dives.

Mun Yee dedicates her excellence in diving to those directly or indirectly involved in her journey for the past 20 years.

She is also grateful to her parents who are undoubtedly her number one fans and supporters as they drive her to achieve greatest success.

“Without my parents’ encouragement and motivation, I wouldn’t be where I am right now, all thanks to them” added Mun Yee as she climbed the stairs to execute her next jump.

And once she makes her first five in Tokyo, she will create history as the only Malaysian athlete to have competed in five Olympics.

 

LEONG MUN YEE

Nationality Malaysian
Born 4 December 1984 (age 36)
  Ipoh, Perak Malaysia
Height 1.63m
Events 1m, 3m, 3m synchronised, 10m, 10m synchronised

 

 MEDAL RECORD

World Championships

Gwangju 2019 10m Synchronised Silver
Barcelona 2013 10m Synchronised Bronze
Rome 2009 10m Synchronised Bronze

World Series

Beijing 2011 10m Synchronised Silver

Asian Games

Jakarta 2018 10m Synchronised Bronze
Incheon 2018 10m Synchronised Bronze
Guangzhou 2010 10m Synchronised Silver
Guangzhou 2010 3m Synchronised Silver
Doha 2006 3m Synchronised Bronze
Doha 2006 3m Springboard Bronze
Busan 2002 3m Synchronised Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018 10m Synchronised Bronze
Gold Coast 2018 3m Synchronised Bronze
New Delhi 2010 10m Synchronised Silver

SEA Games

Kuala Lumpur 2017 10m Synchronised Gold
Kuala Lumpur 2017 10m Mixed synchronised Gold
Singapore 2015 10m Synchronised Gold
Naypyidaw 2013 10m Synchronised Gold
Palembang 2011 10m Synchronised Gold
Palembang 2011 3m Synchronised Gold
Vientiane 2009 3m Synchronised Gold
Vientiane 2009 10m Synchronised Gold
Vientiane 2009 3m Springboard Bronze
Nakhon Ratchasima 2007 3m Synchronised Gold
Nakhon Ratchasima 2007 1m Springboard Gold
Nakhon Ratchasima 2007 3m Springboard Silver
Manila 2005 10m Synchronised Gold
Manila 2005 10m Platform Gold
Manila 2005 1m Springboard Silver
Manila 2005 3m Springboard Bronze
Manila 2005 3m Synchronised Bronze
Hanoi 2003 10m Platform Gold
Hanoi 2003 10m Synchronised Silver
Hanoi 2003 3m Synchronised Silver
Hanoi 2003 3m Springboard Bronze
Kuala Lumpur 2001 10m Synchronised Gold
Kuala Lumpur 2001 10m Platform Gold
Kuala Lumpur 2001 3m Synchronised Gold
Kuala Lumpur 2001 3m Springboard Gold
Brunei 1999 3m Springboard Silver
Brunei 1999 10m Platform Bronze

Universiade

Shenzhen 2011 10m Synchronised Bronze