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Norza hopes Wendy’s achievements inspire next generation of divers
Published on: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
By: Bernama
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Norza hopes Wendy’s achievements inspire next generation of divers
Wendy announced her retirement on Monday. – Facebook photo
Kuala Lumpur: Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria expressed the hope that national diver Wendy Ng’s impressive array of achievements would inspire the younger generation to uphold Malaysia’s dominance in the women’s diving event.

Mohamad Norza hailed Wendy as an extraordinary diver upon her retirement announcement on Monday.

He said the void left by the 30-year-old diver who made three appearances at the Olympic Games opens up space for young athletes to come forward.

“We bid farewell to yet another remarkable woman diver. We deeply appreciate her contributions and dedication throughout her career that had brought glory to Malaysia.

“I hope Wendy’s achievements will inspire the younger generation to continue Malaysia’s dominance in the women’s diving event. The challenge is for the back-up divers to step up and quickly fill in the void left by Wendy,” he said in OCM’s official Facebook post on Tuesday.

Wendy made her Olympic debut at the London 2012 edition followed by Rio 2016 and her final appearance at Tokyo 2020.

Apart from that, she also competed in a list of major sporting events by representing Malaysia at the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the SEA Games during her 20-year diving career. 

While representing Malaysia, Wendy won a total of seven golds and three silvers in the SEA Games; Asian Games (four silvers); Commonwealth Games (one silver), World Series Championships (four bronze) and Grand Prix Championships (seven gold, one silver and two bronze). 

On Monday, the 30-year-old diver announced her retirement on her Instagram.

“Today with a grateful and thankful heart, I bid farewell to the pool that’s been my sanctuary and stage for countless unforgettable moments.

From Olympic triumphs to cherishing each victory, was fuelled by dedication and unwavering support.

“This retirement marks the beginning of a new chapter. Thank you all for being part of this extraordinary journey. Here’s to new a beginning guided by courage and fuelled with passion,” she wrote.

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