Cheong Jun Hoong is a Malaysian diver. She won a silver medal in the synchronised 10m platform event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, she became Malaysia’s first diving world champion after winning the 10m platform event.
Athlete | Influencer | National Sportswomen
Athlete | Influencer
Cheong Jun Hoong placed her name among the sporting greats after she and Pandelela Rinong bagged the silver in the women’s 10m platform synchronized event in the Rio Olympics 2016. Since then, her name has been on the radar and she continues to make Malaysia proud by becoming the first Malaysian to win a diving gold medal at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Four of the seven judges gave a perfect 10 on her best dive in the competition, and she finished with an overall score of 397.5. Her victory had broken China’s dominance in diving and created a historic feat. Visually she is a petite lady, but her mental strength, physical energy and determination are way beyond her size. Jun Hoong’s career has been marred with injuries, she even considered retiring from diving due an injury in 2009; however this fighter battles through the pain and overcome all odds. And since then, she has become a source of unceasing inspiration and a powerful driving force among Malaysian. Jun Hoong was also given the honour to be one of the three flag bearers for Malaysia at the opening ceremony of the KL Sea Games 2017 and recently The Brand Laureate had awarded her The Grand Master Brand Icon-Leadership Award’ and National Sportswomen of 2o17.