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Jun Hoong Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Former world champion Cheong Jun Hoong finally qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in July after taking top spot in the women’s individual 10metre (m) platform preliminary round at the FINA Diving World Cup 2021 today.

Jun Hoong emerged victorious after collecting 345.30 points to advance to the semi-finals tomorrow at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre, Japan.

National Sports Council in its Facebook page today had confirmed Jun Hoong’s Tokyo Olympics slot.

“Congratulations! Cheong Jun Hoong has successfully booked another slot at the 2020 Olympics in women’s 10m platform event,” it said.

Another national diver, Pandelela Rinong also advanced to the semi-finals as she finished the round in fourth place, with 325.00 points.

Meanwhile, Wendy Ng Yan Yee will have the opportunity to give the Malaysian contingent its first medal at the FINA Diving World Cup 2021 as she is set to feature in the women’s individual 3m springboard finals later today.

Her achievement is a consolation after dive pair Pandelela-Leong Mun Yee missed the chance for a podium finish after coming in fourth in the women’s synchronised 10m platform finals last Sunday.

The FINA Diving World Cup 2021, which is taking place from May 1 to 6, is the last qualifying championship for the Tokyo Olympics.

Jun Hoong made history when she became the first Malaysian woman diver to win the world title in the 10m individual platform event at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary in 2017, a year after winning the Rio Olympic silver medal with Pandelela Rinong in women’s synchronised 10m platform.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Interested To Work Offshore? This Guy Shares The Challenging Course You Have To Face

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Everyone in this whole wide world would definitely have their own mission and also life goal of what they wanted to be in the future. It is really important for many people to set their goals in life early so that they could strive to reach their personal achievements. Some people are trying to achieve the goals that they have dreamed of for a long time.

But, some people also could have changed their minds about what they want to be. It is all up to the motivations and also the inspiration of the individual actually. This particular video that went viral on TikTok shows a man who has shared some of the challenges that many people have to face if there are people who wanted to work offshore.

@khairulxamri

Anda berminat untuk kerja offshore? Tengok tips ni dulu.🤞🏻 ##OffshoreLife ##OffshoreTips ##SharingKnowledge

♬ Here’s Your Perfect – Jamie Miller

Through the posted video on the TikTok app, he shares some of the course challenges he knows that need to be faced by anyone who is interested before entering offshore. Several people were seen inside a container filled with water. Then the container is lowered slowly until it appears that the container is in an upside downstate. It is understood the container was supposedly considered a helicopter and they would have to escape if the helicopter spun in the water.

Sources: TikTok Khairul Amri.

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Emma Mckeon Dominates Olympics Swimming With Record 7 Medals

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ANKARA, Aug 2  — Australian Emma McKeon clinched two more gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Games.

According to Anadolu Agency, the 27-year-old first won the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 23.81 seconds, a new Olympic record, before helping Australia claim gold in the 4×100 medley relay.

The Australians finished with a time of 3 minutes, 51.60 seconds, breaking the previous Olympic record of 3:52.05 set by the United States in 2012.

McKeon will return home with four gold medals and three bronze, equalling Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya’s record for most medals won by a woman at a single Games.

The Australian swimmer’s two other gold medals in Tokyo came in the women’s 100-metre freestyle and 4×100-metre freestyle events, while she won bronze in the women’s 100-metre butterfly, 4×200-metre freestyle, and mixed 4×100-metre medley.

She also bagged a gold medal, two silver, and a bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Kelantan Kite-Makers Continue To Receive Orders Despite Pandemic

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KOTA BHARU, July 30 — The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop a group of youths in Kampung Sireh here from pursuing their interest in making wau, a traditional kite widely found in Kelantan.

A check by Bernama at Kampung Sireh Flats found that  about seven to 10 youths were producing ‘wau puyuh’ (quail kite) or Wau Kelantan ordered by their customers.

According the group’s head, Muhd Nasru Aiman Mohd Zu, 31, they would continue producing wau puyuh even during the pandemic due to steady orders, and they did not want the traditional art to die out.

Even though it is seen as an old-fashioned craft compared to the modern gadgets, it still has its own fans, he told reporters when met here today.

“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), there are still young people in this area who are keen to learn how to make these traditional kites.

“Previously, we only made kites for competitions, but now the demand for giant-sized kites as decorative pieces is increasing,” he said, adding that they learned the kite-making skills from his 61-year-old father, Mohd Zu Man.

Muhd Nasru Aiman said despite the economic slowdown, they continued to receive four to five orders a month for a kite and each piece of giant-sized kite could be sold at the price of RM350.

He said the giant-sized kite needs more than five adult men to fly it.

Sources: BERNAMA

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