Divers' steady progress under new coach Li

The Lee brothers, who won the synchronised 3m springboard at the Fina Diving Grand Prix Singapore last weekend, have improved under national coach Li Peng's guidance.
The Lee brothers, who won the synchronised 3m springboard at the Fina Diving Grand Prix Singapore last weekend, have improved under national coach Li Peng's guidance.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Chinese trainer's priority is to refine charges' technique and mindset to achieve lofty goals

A day before his event at the Fina Diving Grand Prix Singapore last Saturday, diver Timothy Lee had told national coach Li Peng of his intention to "fight it out" at the competition, only to be gently corrected by his twin brother Mark, who said: "We're not going to fight it out, we're going to execute our dives steadily."

This, to Li, was a sign that the twins, who won the men's synchronised 3m springboard title last Sunday, had made progress in the way they approached competitions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2018, with the headline 'Divers' steady progress under new coach Li'. Print Edition | Subscribe