Diving at the 31st Sea Games – Olympian Jonathan Chan to resign after 2022 SEA Games

31st Sea Games/ 2021 Sea Games
Date : 12 to 23 May, 2022
Venue : Hanoi, Vietnam
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Smiling from one ear to another as he reported his retirement anticipates Sunday, Jonathan Chan plans to partake in his “last hurrah” at the SEA Games in Hanoi. He will have one final undertaking prior to hanging up his swimsuit – bringing together with 14-year-old Max Lee in the men’s 10m synchronized stage at the May 12-23 occasion. A five-time SEA Games medalist, the 24-year-old had been arranged to make the Tokyo Olympics his swansong however was approached to remain on to contend with Max.

Talking at the Singapore National Diving Championships, Chan said: “I need to partake in the game now since I haven’t been appreciating it for some time. There’s very little nerves however it’ll be different in light of the fact that we can’t go out to eat and celebrate after the opposition. Click here for full info for 31st Sea Games.

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Southeast Asian Jumpers

“Yet, it will be great to see the South-east Asian jumpers in real life since we haven’t seen them for some time so that’s what i’m anticipating.” Chan, who won two silvers and two bronzes at his last SEA Games trip in 2017, will zero in on searching for a task in the plan business after the Games.

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Max, who started contending with Chan in December 2020, was appreciative to his senior for being an uplifting accomplice who was generally prepared to offer his guidance. The couple were the main jumpers in their occasion at the OCBC Aquatic Center on Sunday and scored 320.16 focuses.

While they seemed quiet and centered, Chan reviewed their first time contending globally as a couple – last May’s Fina Diving World Cup in Japan – where Max was tense to the point that Chan needed to give him a shake before the initial not many plunges.

Chan reviewed:

“He was extremely worried, I think it being his first global rivalry, it was a major move forward. I generally advise him to zero in on the forthcoming jumps, rather than the plunges previously done, particularly during the opposition.

“He likewise preferred to count our focuses and he would ask what the score is after each plunge however I let him know those things aren’t significant and to simply zero in on the jumps.” Max said: “It was truly startling and I didn’t have the foggiest idea how to respond so I was going nuts. He’s extremely strong and when I’m frightened, he would let me know it’s OK and to simply give a valiant effort.

“I’m most certainly more sure at this point. There are a few nerves however I’m exceptionally eager to go to the SEA Games. The decorations don’t make any difference until further notice, we simply need to make an honest effort and spotlight on the actual opposition then, at that point, I’ll be content with anything result we get.”

Six other Singaporean jumpers will contend in Hanoi

2019 ladies’ 3m synchronized springboard silver medalists Ashlee Tan and Fong Kay Yian, newbies Avvir Tham, Mira Dewan and twins Ong Rei En and Sze En.

Fong will likewise contend in the 1m and 3m springboard. Tan and Fong were not altogether happy with their presentation at the titles in the wake of scoring 213 focuses, which was beneath their silver-winning score of 228.06 in the Philippines in 2019. In any case, they are sure of at minimum holding their silver and plan to keep dealing with the consistency and timing of their jumps.

Lead trainer Li Peng

He is focusing no less than three decorations – one from each synchronized occasion – and said the fundamental center will prepare the competitors intellectually while dealing with their opposition plunges. He added: “There have been no huge worldwide contests the most recent two years, so mental planning is particularly significant for the more youthful ones.

“They need to figure out how to quiet themselves down and show their preparation selves during the opposition. We will reenact the opposition setting in preparing additionally so they will get more accustomed to it.”

Li, 55, likewise recognized that principles will undoubtedly plunge as veterans like Chan venture down yet trusts that the new age will be prepared to move forward soon.

“The following two years will be hardest for Singapore jumping as it is the progress time frame. We have been selecting over the most recent couple of years yet the new jumpers are 11 or 12 years of age so it will require some investment to push them up.”