CHEONG Jun Hoong < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Women
Born 16 Apr 1990 in Ipoh, MAS
Height1.53 m
Human Interest
General Interest
Injuries In 2019 she sustained an injury to her right wrist, which was caused by using a crutch during her recovery from an injury to her left knee. (, 20 Mar 2019)

She suffered an injury to her left knee prior to a training camp for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, which ruled her out of contention for the Games. She underwent operations on the problem in June and September in the same year. (, 05 Jan 2022;, 18 Jun 2020;, 03 Aug 2018;, 01 Aug 2018)

She was troubled by back problems at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (, 20 Jul 2017)

She suffered a training injury in July 2015 that left her with damage to both heels after getting too close to the springboard while performing a dive. The injuries ruled her out of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. She returned to competition in February 2016. (, 18 Jul 2015;, 11 Aug 2016)

She considered retiring from the sport due to an injury in 2009. (, 11 Aug 2016)

She sustained a back injury at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. The injury forced her to miss the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. (The Star, 08 Feb 2007)
Further Personal Information
Residence Ipoh, MAS
General Interest
Awards and honours In 2017 she was named Sportswoman of the Year by the National Sports Council of Malaysia. (, 14 Mar 2018)
Further Personal Information
Languages Cantonese, English, Malay
Higher education Communications - University Putra Malaysia: Serdang, MAS
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? Her father signed her up for swimming lessons at age four. At age nine she was invited to try diving by coach Zhou Xiyang.
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up diving at age nine.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal and a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (, 13 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Life is like an escalator, you can move forward or backward but you cannot remain still. I choose to move forward." (Instagram profile, 30 Oct 2018)
Milestones She became Malaysia's first diving world champion when she claimed gold in the 10m platform at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jul 2018;, 20 Jul 2017)

She and Pandelela Rinong won Malaysia's first Olympic medal in synchronised diving by claiming silver in the synchronised 10m platform event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jul 2018;, 29 Jun 2016)
Other information RETIREMENT
In January 2022 she announced her retirement from competitive sport. "After my second knee surgery in September 2018, I was fearless because of my love for the sport. From treatment to recovery, to regaining the courage to stand on the springboard and platform, to the global [COVID-19] pandemic, I did my best for the Olympics [in Tokyo]. This Olympic journey is indeed more difficult than before. Of course, I have to admit that I regret that I did not perform well and did not achieve good results. After returning from the Olympics, all my energy is to try to heal the injury and recover as soon as possible. Although I have reached a certain age, it is only a number. Although I wanted to continue representing the country, my contract was not renewed. On this note, I have decided to retire. Twenty-two years in diving and I think it's time for me to enter a new chapter." (, 05 Jan 2022;, 04 Jan 2022;, 04 Jan 2022; Instagram profile, 03 Jan 2022)
Most influential person in career Coach Yang Zhuliang. (Instagram profile, 08 Jan 2022)