Mark Lee

Diving: Mark Lee prepares for plunge into the unknown at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Every competition is an opportunity for an athlete to offer proof of progress. The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, which start on April 4, will be no different for Singapore's contingent. The Straits Times continues its daily build-up. Lee looks to challenge himself by unveiling tough, new dive in Gold Coast Games

Chasing a dream often requires a leap of faith. In Mark Lee's case, from 4.5m - and backwards.

In his sport's prosaic terminology, the dive's official name is 407C. It has a 3.4 degree of difficulty, 0.4 harder than anything the Singaporean has ever done.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2018, with the headline 'Into the unknown'. Print Edition | Subscribe