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Ahmad Amsyar
Azman
MalaysiaMalaysia, MAS
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
28 August 1992
Height
162 cm
Weight
65 kg
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Malay
Higher education
Sport Management - University of Malaya: Kuala Lumpur, MAS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12 in Perlis, Malaysia.
Why this sport?
His father encouraged him to take up the sport. "I was into several sports at school, such as football, athletics and badminton. One day, there was a state coach scouting for diving talents and I just joined out of fun. I went to the try out and was chosen to be on the Perlis state team."
Name of coach
Li Teng [national], CHN

General Interest

Hobbies
Playing guitar, singing. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in synchronised 3m springboard with diving partner Tze Liang Ooi at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol
Malaysian diver Pandelela Rinong, Chinese diver He Chong. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018; thestar.com.my, 01 Aug 2008)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Malaysian Special Badge of University Sports in March 2017. (therakyatpost.com, 30 Mar 2017)

He was named Sportsman of the Year at the 2009 Sports Awards of the Perlis State Education Department in Malaysia. (nst.com.my, 04 Nov 2018; bernama.com, 19 Oct 2010)

He received the National Schools Sports Council [MSSM] Best Sportsboy Award in 2007. (nst.com.my, 04 Nov 2018; thestar.com.my, 01 Aug 2008)
Other information
RIO ERROR FUELS MOTIVATION
He missed out on a place in the 3m springboard semifinals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to an error on his final dive of the preliminary round. His 'belly flop' entry into the water garnered attention online and in the media. "It was a tactical mistake on the board and I was off-balance before taking the plunge. The comments made [online, in the media] have only pushed me to work harder. I will take the criticisms positively as many [younger divers] are also looking up to me." (astroawani.com, 16 Aug 2016; mynewshub.cc, 25 Aug 2016)