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First Singaporean diver to qualify for the 2020 Olympics

Chan earned a place after emerging as continental champion in the Men’s 10m Platform final at the 2019 Asian Diving Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 8

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Jonathan Chan, a local diver, became the first Singaporean to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This occurred when he won the Men’s 10m Platform final at the 2019 Asian Diving Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, Sept. 8.

The 22-year-old’s score of 407.90 in the six-round event in Kuala Lumpur saw him beat China’s Wang Zewei (393.45) and North Korea’s Ri Kwon Hyok (347.25). Being the continental champion, Chan earned Singapore a place in the 10m event at the next Olympics.

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