OOI Tze Liang < Back  
Sport Diving
CGA Malaysia   
Gender Men
Born 19 Nov 1993 in George Town, MAS
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
General Interest
Injuries He injured his right shoulder in July 2016 while training in the People's Republic of China. He returned to action in time to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (stadiumastro.com, 19 Aug 2016)

He underwent surgery on his left shin in December 2015. The injury affected his preparation and training in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games. (thesundaily.my, 20 Aug 2016; thestar.com.my, 18 Feb 2016; fourthofficial.com, 17 Nov 2015)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "My father asked if I wanted to 'play' this sport called diving. Of course, when I heard the word 'play' I got excited and said yes. At training, I suddenly realised my father's 'play' meant jumping off springboards. I still remember how scary it was standing at the edge of the springboard for the very first time. It was the lowest springboard, but I was still scared."
General Interest
Awards and honours He was named the 2011 Best Sportsman at Bukit Jalil Sports School [BJSS] in Malaysia. (bjss-sportzbliz.blogspot.com, 14 Nov 2011)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age eight in Penang, Malaysia.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages English, Malay, Mandarin
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't give up your dream before you die." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hobbies Playing with Lego, football, watching films. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Chan Wee Cheik [national]
General Interest
Nicknames Davis (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Milestones With his victory in the 1m springboard at the 2022 South East Asian Games in Vietnam he became the first male diver to claim a gold medal in all five diving events at the South East Asian Games. (thestar.com.my, 10 May 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2023)

He became the first Malaysian male diver to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, following his victory in the 3m springboard at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jul 2018; buro247.my, 02 Aug 2016)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied for a degree in sports science at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Facebook profile, 01 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 11 Mar 2023)