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Ahmad Amsyar
Azman
MalaysiaMalaysia, MAS
Male
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
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.
Name of coach
Li Teng [national], CHN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Chinese diver He Chong. (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. (bernama.com, 19 Oct 2010)

He received the National Schools Sports Council [MSSM] Best Sportsboy Award in 2007. (thestar.com.my, 01 Aug 2008)
Other information
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 they made, have only pushed me to work harder. I will take the criticisms positively as many are also looking up to me. This first Olympics experience is very meaningful to me." (astroawani.com, 16 Aug 2016; mynewshub.cc, 25 Aug 2016)