LEUNG Chii Lin < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Women
Born 11 Feb 1991 in Kota Kinabalu, MAS
Height1.60 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Occupation Student
Languages Chinese, Malay, English
Higher education PRA University: Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started at the age of seven in Kota Kinabalu.
Why this sport? Because her brother had asthma when he was young, her parents decided to teach him to swim, so she joined in as well.
Club / Team Kota Kinabalu Sabah Association: Kota Kinabalu, MAS
Name of coach Paul Birhimgham
Coach from which country? Australia
International Debut
Year 2008
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Participating at the 2008 Olympic Games. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol American President Barack Obama. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours She was named the best overall swimmer in the U-17 category at the South-East Asia [SEA] age-group championships in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia 2009 after she won four golds and two silver medals. (thestar.com.my, 08 Jun 2009)
Other information FAMILY SUPPORT
She believes she could not have become only the fifth Malaysian swimmer to qualify for the Olympic Games if it were not for her family. "My father and mother have been very supportive in my swimming career and so too my brother, sister and all my friends." (thestar.com.my, 08 Jun 2009)