The OCM in collaboration with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Malaysia Swimming Federation (MSF) are coordinating the first edition of the Asian Diving Youth Camp, which will be held from 15th to 21st August 2022, in Kuala Lumpur.
The main objective of the Asian Diving Youth Camp is to promote the development of the sport as well as to improve the standard of performance in Diving throughout Asia.
The said Asian Diving Youth Camp, which is conducting by Mr. Shannon Roy from Australia, is being attended by 60 participants consisting of young divers (between the age of 9 to 19), coaches and judges from 16 countries of OCA Member-NOCs namely Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Opening Ceremony of the Youth Camp was jointly launched by the official representatives from the OCA, OCM and MSF. The OCA was represented by Mr. Tony Tarraf, the Head of Athletes Development and Special Project, the OCM was represented by its Vice President, Dato’ Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar while the MSF was represented by its Secretary General, Ms. Mae Chen.
Dato’ Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar welcomed all the participants and conveyed the best regards of the President of OCM, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Mohamad Norza Zakaria.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the OCA, under the leadership of the Acting President, H.E. Raja Randhir Singh OLY and the Director General, Captain Husain Al-Musallam, for choosing Kuala Lumpur to host this inaugural Asian Youth Camp for Diving” quoted Dato’ Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar.
Diving has been introduced and listed as one of the Olympic Games events ever since the III Olympic Games St. Louis 1904. Diving was also listed as one of the Asian Games events since the first Asian Games Delhi 1951. At the South East Asian Games (formerly known as South East Asian Peninsular Games) level, Diving was introduced when Malaysia hosted the 3rd SEAP Games Kuala Lumpur 1965.
“The organisation of the Asian Diving Youth Camp will serve the purpose of promoting, developing and improving the standard of performance of all countries of the OCA-Member NOCs” added Dato’ Paduka Mumtaz Jaffar.