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Zhiayi LOH
Sport Diving
NOC Malaysia   
GenderWomen
Born13 Aug 1997 in Taiping, MAS
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Languages
English, Malay
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Malaysia
General Interest
Nicknames
Joey (bernama.com, 21 Sep 2018)
Injuries
She was out of action for two years due to a visual condition named glaucoma. She resumed training in early 2018 and returned to competition at the 2018 Malaysian Games [Sukma] in Ipoh. (thestar.com.my, 22 Sep 2018; nst.com.my, 15 Sep 2018)
Other information
EYE CONDITION
She was sidelined for the majority of 2016 and 2017 after being diagnosed with glaucoma, a visual condition that damages the optic nerve. She considered retiring from the sport, before returned to competition in 2018. Upon her return to the sport, doctors advised her to switch from competing in platform to springboard events due to the condition. "I almost gave up diving. The first doctor said I wouldn't be able to dive anymore if I go through the operation as the chlorine could affect my eye. But the second doctor helped me insert something into my retina which allowed me to enter the water again." (thestar.com.my, 08 Sep 2019; thestar.com.my, 22 Sep 2018; nst.com.my, 15 Sep 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 289.89 
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 360.50
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard 230.40
1 2019 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro  
11 2019 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 207.10
3 2019 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 255.72
5 2018 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 223.55
1 2018 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 250.56
8 2016 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform 186.50
3 2016 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 10m Platform Synchro 195.06
3 2016 Kuching, MAS 10m Platform 285.55
8 2015 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform 278.40
5 2015 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform Synchro 259.38
2 2015 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform Synchro 273.09
1 2015 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 292.86
8 2014   10m Platform  
12 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform 208.20
4 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform 349.05
3 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform Synchro 293.67
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 257.35
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 220.41 
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform 321.00