Sun06252017

LAST_UPDATEFri, 30 Jun 2017 8am

Makan Cafe Brings Warmth And Comfort To  Grenfell Tower Survivors

Makan Cafe Brings Warmth And Comfort To Grenfell Tower Survivors

LONDON: Makan C...

Five Risks, Challenges For Malaysia To Overcome

Five Risks, Challenges For Malaysia To Overcome

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk ...

Aidilfitri Serves To Appreciate, Respect Cultural Diversity - Sultan Nazrin

Aidilfitri Serves To Appreciate, Respect Cultural Diversity - Sultan Nazrin

IPOH: The spiri...

Kota Putera Paragliding Park Gets New Name

Kota Putera Paragliding Park Gets New Name

BESUT, June 24 --&...

Artist Finds Traditional Malay Cooking Therapeutic

Artist Finds Traditional Malay Cooking Therapeutic

KUALA TERENGGANU, ...

China, U.S. Agree On Aim Of 'Complete, Irreversible' Korean Denuclearization

China, U.S. Agree On Aim Of 'Complete, Irreversible' Korean Denuclearization

China and the United...

Arconic Knowingly Supplied Flammable Panels For Use In Tower: Emails

Arconic Knowingly Supplied Flammable Panels For Use In Tower: Emails

LONDON: Six emails s...

UAE Condemns

UAE Condemns "Terrorist Crime" Targeting Grand Mosque In Makkah

DUBAI: The United Ar...

Over 100 Buried In Southwest China Landslide

Over 100 Buried In Southwest China Landslide

CHENGDU, June 24 -...

Seek Traditional Media For True News - Forum

Seek Traditional Media For True News - Forum

ASTANA (Kazak...

Affin Bank, Affin Islamic Appoint New Chairman

Affin Bank, Affin Islamic Appoint New Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Affi...

Geely Signs Final Contract With DRB-Hicom

Geely Signs Final Contract With DRB-Hicom

KUALA LUMPUR - Chi...

Argentina Spotlights Value Of Joining China-Led AIIB

Argentina Spotlights Value Of Joining China-Led AIIB

BUENOS AIRES -- An...

Oil's Slide  Boosts Gold Futures

Oil's Slide Boosts Gold Futures

KUALA LUMPUR, June...

Muhibbah ENG Nonchalant On Possibility Of More Qatari Contracts

Muhibbah ENG Nonchalant On Possibility Of More Qatari Contracts

SHAH ALAM, June 22...

Killer Whales Chasing Away Fishermen Likened To Motorcycle Gang

Killer Whales Chasing Away Fishermen Likened To Motorcycle Gang

A pod of orcas are...

Parents Blamed After Video Of Intoxicated Schoolboy Dancing Away Like He Is Being Possessed Goes Viral

Parents Blamed After Video Of Intoxicated Schoolboy Dancing Away Like He Is Being Possessed Goes Viral

After being shroud...

8,800 TNB Staff Are Sacrificing Their Hari Raya Holidays, Just For You

8,800 TNB Staff Are Sacrificing Their Hari Raya Holidays, Just For You

Malaysian Muslims ...

'Poisonous & Evil Rubbish' And 'Deformed Man Toilet', China Declares War On 'Chinglish'

'Poisonous & Evil Rubbish' And 'Deformed Man Toilet', China Declares War On 'Chinglish'

Malaysia has its f...

Tom Cruise ‘Juggled Bible Study And Blow Jobs’ While Filming Risky Business

Tom Cruise ‘Juggled Bible Study And Blow Jobs’ While Filming Risky Business

A new memoir has e...

Pandelela_RinongKUALA LUMPUR: Outdoor competitions are not many but coach Yang Zhuliang has a comprehensive programe to ensure his divers are well-prepared for the World Championships, scheduled on July 19 - Aug 4 in Barcelona.

The world meet will be held at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic, which consists two outdoor pools, located on higher grounds, which has Olympics medalist Pandelela Rinong worried.

Zhuliang said Pandelela (pic) is the only medal prospect and she needs to be prepared accordingly.

"Bryan Lomas and Leong Mun Yee may not be in peak condition for the world meet as they are focused on studies while it will be an achievement if others make the final," said Zhuliang at National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Zhuliang said his 15-member squad will tentatively train in Dali, China, for two months pending approval from the National Sports Council.

The team, except for Bryan, plan to leave on Feb 1.

"The stint will help condition the divers, especially the newly promoted elite members. Some of the youngsters need to polish their basic platform diving skills," said Zhuliang.

"We have applied for a second trip but this time to Guangdong just before the world meet. It is an important stint as those selected will train at an outdoor facility."

Pandelela, a silver medallist at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, will compete in additional competitions ahead of the world meet as she is the only Malaysian qualifier for the six-leg World Series which begins in Beijing on March 15-17.

The elite squad are also down for the World Grand Prix event in Canada (May 2-5) and the United States (May 9-12) and also the World University Games, scheduled for July 6-17, in Kazan, Russia.

"The US Grand Prix is the most crucial as it is the only outdoor event on our schedule," said Zhuliang.

The China-born coach said competing outdoors is challenging because of the wind condition.

"The world meet will be held at a hilly area and divers will need to adapt with the wind speed and direction. It will not be easy," said Zhuliang.

- By Ajitpal Singh, New Straits Times