Friday, July 1, 2011

Divers: Asum To List Divers For Sea Games By September

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) will only list the divers for the SEA Games in Palembang and Jakarta by September.

Asum honorary secretary Edwin Chong said they would be taking part in other competitions, including the 14th FINA World Championship in Shanghai from July 16 to 30, before the SEA Games in November.

"We will only choose the best divers who are really prepared to bring back medals in this edition of the SEA Games," he told Bernama Thursday.

He said the list of divers for the SEA Games would be submitted to the Olympic Council of Malaysia once it was ready.

At the 2009 SEA Games in Vientiane, Laos, the diving squad won six gold medals, a silver and two bronze.

Edwin said the upcoming FINA Championship was a platform for Malaysian divers to secure a place to the Olympic Games in London.

He said 12 best divers in the final would automatically qualify for the Olympics.

He added that according to the current performance, national diving queen, Pandalela Rinong, had the advantage to be among the best divers.


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