No pool training leaves Yiwei in deep water

For divers, it becomes a big problem when they are not doing pool training for long periods.

And national diver Chew Yiwei, who has not trained in a pool for six weeks, is feeling worried.

The Selangor-born fears he might lose his touch and subsequently affect his chances of qualifying for next year’s Tokyo Olympics when he competes in the World Cup in June.

The aquatics team are in a fix as they will only be able to report for training in Bukit Jalil after the Movement Control Order is lifted on April 28.

Yiwei, who grabbed a bronze in the 3m springboard event at the 2018 Asian Games, said: “It will be a dream to qualify for the Olympics.

“But right now, I’m definitely very worried about my fitness and skill level.

“Having missed six weeks of pool training so far is challenging.

“I am, however, still coping well, thanks to my coaches and the National Sports Council (NSC), who have been monitoring my progress.

“I’ve been focusing on some self-training to maintain my fitness.

“But if I could, I would love to get out there and start training again to give myself a head start as early as possible,” said Yiwei.

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