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Tze Liang OOI
Sport Diving
NOC Malaysia   
GenderMen
Born19 Nov 1993 in George Town, MAS
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Malay, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Penang, Malaysia.
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."
Name of coach
Li Rui [national], CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Davis (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Playing with Lego, football, watching films. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 3m springboard and silver in the 10m platform at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
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)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up your dream before you die." (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
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)
Milestones
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)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Facebook profile, 01 Jan 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 379.50
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Budapest, HUN Team Event 350.25
11 2022 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro  
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 376.95
12 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 357.30 
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 382.95
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 325.70
10 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard Synchro 370.77
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 400.75
27 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 391.35 
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 386.52
10 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 401.37
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard 354.45
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 411.75
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 3m Springboard Synchro 404.61
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 411.90
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
33 2020 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 269.05
33 2019 Calgary, AB, CAN 3m Springboard 303.40
3 2019 Calgary, AB, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 364.23
1 2019 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 439.70
1 2019 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 410.61
8 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 3m Springboard 360.25
7 2019 Mission Viejo, CA, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 339.09
1 2018 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 428.45
1 2018 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 368.64
6 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 328.75
3 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 387.54
13 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 363.15
7 2017 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 337.89
2 2017 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 387.00
5 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 407.70
2 2017 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 415.47
3 2016 Gold Coast, QLD, AUS 3m Springboard Synchro 331.17
2 2016 Kuching, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 394.71
19 2015 Gatineau, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 350.65
4 2015 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard 409.05
3 2015 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform 434.60
2 2015 San Juan, PUR 10m Platform Synchro 380.85
2 2015 San Juan, PUR 3m Springboard Synchro 377.13
8 2014   3m Springboard  
21 2014   10m Platform  
2 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard 461.05
3 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform 448.60
2 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 3m Springboard Synchro 414.45
2 2014 Kuala Lumpur, MAS 10m Platform Synchro 386.55
26 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard 312.20
7 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 3m Springboard Synchro 348.24
7 2013 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform Synchro 348.24
36 2011   10m Platform  
12 2011 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 364.35
12 2011 Rostock, GER 10m Platform 387.75
23 2008 Shenzhen, CHN 3m Springboard 252.20
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 372.81 
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard 413.05
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 3m Springboard Synchro 396.27
5 2014 Incheon, KOR 1m Springboard 356.70
7 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard 425.15
7 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform 414.00
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 405.81
3 2014 Incheon, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 384.90
8 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform 397.10
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 407.16
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
20 2014   3m Springboard  
12 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 361.15
7 2014 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 366.99
12 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 288.10
6 2014 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 358.92
7 2014 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 391.41
6 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 360.63
7 2014 Moscow, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 385.56
7 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 386.52
9 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard 389.20
6 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 382.41