Pandelela’s hardcore training regimen gains the attention of the Olympics Twitter committee.
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The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics is right around the corner and their official Twitter is on overdrive highlighting what’s happening behind the scenes at the sporting world’s most celebrated event.
In their post on 22 July, Malaysia’s very own Pandelela Rinong was featured with a short video of the two-time Olympic medalist training hard with a caption by the committee saying her workout is “no joke” followed by the flushed face and flexed muscle emojis.
The post has garnered tremendous support from Malaysians, with many commenting about how proud they are of her and giving her words of encouragement to bring home the medals.
Some comments were also made about her spectacular core muscles with one person describing them as being “as strong as steel”.
In the video, Pandelela was shown doing core-heavy wall and staggered push-ups, important workouts as having a strong core is extremely important in diving.
Pandelela became the first Malaysian female athlete to win an Olympics medal, and the first Malaysian athlete to win an Olympics medal in a sport besides badminton with a Bronze medal in the 10m Platform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
She also won the Silver medal in the 10 m synchronised platform with Cheong Jun Hoong in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.
Diving at the Olympics 2020
Malaysia’s Diving constituents at the Olympics this year will be competing in the Women’s 3m Springboard, Women’s 10m Platform, and Women’s 10m Synchronised with Pandelela diving in the Platform and Synchronised Platform categories.
The Olympics 2020 in Tokyo officially kicks off today (23 July) with diving competitions set for:
- Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final on Tuesday 27 July
- Women’s 3m Springboard Final on Sunday 1 August
- Women’s 10m Platform Final on Thursday 4 August
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