New diving coach wants leap of faith

Singapore's new diving coach, former Chinese national champion Li Peng, wants to see a significant improvement in his charges so that some of them can qualify for Tokyo 2020.
Singapore's new diving coach, former Chinese national champion Li Peng, wants to see a significant improvement in his charges so that some of them can qualify for Tokyo 2020.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Li says S'pore can win medal at 2028 Games and aims to recruit 20 to 30 kids for quest

Singapore has never sent a diver to the Olympics, but new national coach Li Peng believes the Republic can break the duck at the Tokyo 2020 edition.

Furthermore, the 52-year-old former Chinese national champion said that with the right plans in place, Singapore can win a medal in the aquatic discipline at the 2028 Games to be held in Los Angeles.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline 'New diving coach wants leap of faith'. Print Edition | Subscribe