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Zy Kher Lee

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Malay

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
"I love swimming [even if] at first I was scared of the water. Though it was difficult at the start, I fell in love with the sport after learning to swim with my father and my coach."
Club / Team
Pulau Pinang: Malaysia
Name of coach
Adrian Chan
Training Regime
He trains for two hours on weekdays and for five hours a day at the weekend.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (buletinmutiara.com, 08 Mar 2022)
Injuries
He missed the 2022 World Series event in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, due to an ear infection. (Walter Lee Instagram profile, 03 Apr 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No one should give up in life. We need to stand on our own feet no matter how bad the situation is." (buletinmutiara.com, 08 Mar 2022)
Famous relatives
His father Walter Lee has hosted a cooking show on national television in Malaysia. (straitstimes.com, 15 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (thestar.com.my, 24 Apr 2022)
Impairment
He was born with part of his right arm missing and without his right leg. He also had a malformation to his left leg and dislocated hip joints. (bernama.com, 05 Mar 2018)
Other information
NAME ORIGIN
His first name Zy is taken from the Thai word 'jai', which means victory. His mother is from Thailand. (bernama.com, 05 Mar 2018)