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
|Born||4 December 1984 (age 36)|
|Ipoh, Perak Malaysia|
|Events||1m, 3m, 3m synchronised, 10m, 10m synchronised|
|Gwangju 2019||10m Synchronised||Silver|
|Barcelona 2013||10m Synchronised||Bronze|
|Rome 2009||10m Synchronised||Bronze|
|Beijing 2011||10m Synchronised||Silver|
|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|
|Gold Coast 2018||10m Synchronised||Bronze|
|Gold Coast 2018||3m Synchronised||Bronze|
|New Delhi 2010||10m Synchronised||Silver|
|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|
|Shenzhen 2011||10m Synchronised||Bronze|