For Singapore divers, the only way is up

Jonathan Chan, who is the first local diver to qualify for the Olympics, with young competitors at the Singapore Inter-Schools Diving Championships at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex last Friday.
Jonathan Chan, who is the first local diver to qualify for the Olympics, with young competitors at the Singapore Inter-Schools Diving Championships at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex last Friday.PHOTO: SINGAPORE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

With more hard work, national coach feels divers can aim for Asiad medals in 3 years

In the 11 years since diving was revived here, Singapore divers have won medals at the SEA Games and qualified for the Asian and Commonwealth Games.

And earlier this month, Jonathan Chan became the first Singaporean diver to qualify for the Olympics after winning the men's 10m platform event at the Asian Diving Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2019, with the headline 'For the divers, the only way is up'. Print Edition | Subscribe