|LOMAS Bryan Nickson
||30 Jun 1990
in Kuching, MAS|
|Weight|| 47 kg|
Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|Name of coach
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||He trains in China to help with his preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. His coach feels that the facilities are much better than in Malaysia and will try to use them as much as possible before he heads to London.
|Awards and honours
||He became Malaysia's first world junior diving champion in 2004. (thestar.com.my, 16 Jun 2011)
At the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, Canada, he became the first Malaysian to qualify for a final [10m platform] in the history of the world championships. (finaworlddivingkl2006.com 28 Aug 2006)
He was the youngest athlete to compete at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, and was given the honour of carrying Malaysia's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Games. (Reuters 14 Aug 2004, RTM Olympics, 11 Oct 2006)
He was named the Sportswriters' Association of Malaysia's [SAM] Best Athlete for 2004. (Menteribeliasukan 17 Jun 2005)
||PREPARATION LONDON 2012
He is focusing on the four-and-a-half somersault but because the boards in Malaysia do not extend out far enough to practise this routine he must train in China. "He cannot do it here because the diving board does not extend long for him to even try out the routine safely. That's why we always have to go to China for training, the facilities are much better there." (thestar.com.my, 04 Jan 2012)
He and diving partner Yeoh Ken Nee will become the first Malaysian synchronised team to appear at the 2012 Olympic Games in London should they compete. (thestar.com.my, 29 Sep 2011)
He is named after former Manchester United and England international football player Bryan Robson, but is a bit confused about the origins of his name. "I don't know who he [Robson] is. I know my Dad watched football on the television but he never told me who the footballer was." (Guyana Chronicle, 14 Aug 2004)