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  1. Cleaner waters see sport going swimmingly

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the supporting parts of the industry such as equipment, insurance and travel,' said Nick Swain, chairman of Hong Kong Underwater Club, Asia's oldest diving club. 'It is a sport that allows ... to customers seeking equipment and help,' he said. Locally, people who aspire to become qualified instructors in scuba diving can undertake courses at most of the larger dive operations, under ...

  2. Sporting life starts young

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the three diving boards above the outdoor pool. Nearby, coaches show members how best to swing a racquet on the nine floodlit tennis courts. Coaching for individuals is from beginner level upwards. ...

  3. Kowloon Park splashdown

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... positive. He has competed in the sport- diving off a 3m-high springboard- since 2002, after giving up swimming because he found races too boring. 'My swimming coach asked members of the club to join an introductory diving course and I enjoyed it,' says the Form Five student at Jockey Club Ti-I College. 'I met my coach, Gordon Ng, and joined his club, Diving, Concepts.' ...


    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... competition when she rallies to take the women's platform-diving event at the World Championships in Perth. Shortly after the four-foot-10 girl weighing 90 pounds from China accepts the gold ... in any other environment- a primary school for instance. She is also very polite. After each dive, she climbs from the water, turns and executes a shy and awkward bow. In the final, Fu dives ...

  5. Diving into the

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that concerns him. Greg Louganis was the poster boy of diving in the 1980s and won the springboard and platform golds at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. He went on to win them both again in Seoul in 1988, ... China's diving gold medallist in the Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympics, for a series of promotional talks. 'And I guess what a lot of people forget when they see that success is everything ...

  6. Woman fights for life after diving mishap

    Posted Oct 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Kung. The 31-year-old woman, surname Tong, became separated from her friends during a shallow dive in murky conditions in Pak Lap Bay at 1pm yesterday. A fellow diver realised she was missing ... care. Ms Tong was diving with five friends when the incident occurred but it was not known if they were part of an organised dive operation. The waters off Sai Kung are notorious for poor ...

  7. From a great height

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen. For news on the Beijing Games preparations go to http://en.beijing2008.cn/ One! Two! Three! Dive! Diving is the one Olympic sport that can be guaranteed to get 'oos' and 'ahs' from the crowd. It's quick, beautiful and very dramatic. A skilful dive from the board high up in the air to the pool below might be over in a few seconds, ...

  8. Wu Minxia: 3m individual/synchronised springboard

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Guy Haydon The United States is the most successful diving nation in Olympic history: it tops the all-time medals table with a total of 131 (48 gold, 41 silver and 42 bronze). China is a distant second, with 49 medals: 27 gold, 14 silver and eight bronze; Sweden lies third with 14 (six, eight and seven). Yet such figures are misleading, for China is the dominant diving force: ...

  9. Unsung hero

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Freeman Wong Tsz-ching School PLK Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College, Tuen Mun Grade Form Five Sport Swimming & Rugby Achievements Freeman, 16, competes in butterfly and freestyle for Sea Lion Aqua Club, in Yuen Long, and plays r ...

  10. Early start

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... If China scored a fluke with its clean sweep of all 10 diving gold medals on offer at last week's world aquatics championships, the next occasion will be the result of careful ... its first paces, with 15 children as young as five turning up for its summer training camp. Diving is taken seriously throughout the mainland, with the Hubei Province Diving School winning ...




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