KHOO Cai Lin < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Women
Born 25 Dec 1988 in Kuala Selangor, MAS
Height1.66 m
Weight 52 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Petaling Jaya, MAS
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages Cantonese, English, Malay, Mandarin
Higher education Communications - Taylor's University: Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started at the age of 3 in Selangor, Malaysia.
Why this sport? Her sister had asthma so she accompanied her to training to help her.
Name of coach Paul Birmingham [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Coach from what year? 2008
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Malaysia
Tournament South East Asian Games
Location Vietnam
General Interest
Nicknames Lingy. (2004 Commonwealth Youth Games)
Hobbies Shopping, reading, walking her dog. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement Breaking two 20-year old national records at the 2007 South East Asian Games, qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2012)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol South African swimmers Roland Schoeman, Cameron van den Berg and Wendy Trott. As well as Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini and Michael Phelps. (news.malaysia.msn.com, 24 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto The only person who can bring you down is you. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours 2010 Cleo Magazine Young Achievers award. (Facebook, 10 November 2010)

Awarded Sportswoman of Selangor 2007 and 2008. (Facebook, 10 November 2010)

Awarded Olympian of the Year 2007 by the Olympic Council of Malaysia. (Facebook, 10 November 2010)