To the world, Nur Dhabitah Sabri is best known as a Malaysian diver. But to her, diving is
her world—at least the one that her life has revolved around for the past decade and a half.
Fresh from winning three medals—two
silvers and one bronze—at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the rising athlete squeezes in a few hours on a Monday morning before her next training to share a glimpse into her "everything".
At just five feet
tall, she carries the weight of the country's Olympic hopes and dreams on her shoulders like a true champ. Despite returning empty-handed from Tokyo last year, she won the hearts of Malaysians
with her commendable fourth-place finish. That, plus her radiant optimism and infectious smile.
She brings the same affable, self-effacing energy to our shoot as she strikes familiar poses in front of the camera. Behind
that youthful exuberance, however, is a quiet strength that stems from years of coping with both the external pressure and internal struggles of being a national athlete.