New Straits Times - - Sport -

Ranked No 16 on the In­ter­na­tional Water­ski and Wake­board Fed­er­a­tion (IWWF), Aaliyah is Malaysia’s big­gest hope in de­liv­er­ing at least two gold medals at this month’s Kuala Lumpur Sea Games Games (KL2017).

Aaliyah’s rep­u­ta­tion in South­east Asia also makes her a clear favourite, as she will be aim­ing to re­tain the tricks and over­all gold medals she won at the Sin­ga­pore Games two years ago.

To im­prove her chances at this year’s edi­tion, the 14-year-old un­der­went a 14-week train­ing stint in Flor­ida, United States.

“It was great, be­cause when I was there (Flor­ida), I was un­der the guid­ance of one of the best coaches in the world. He def­i­nitely helped raise my level,” she said.

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