KUCHING, July 1: National divers Datuk Pandelela Rinong Pamg and Nur Dhabitah Sabri have secured a bronze medal in the women’s 10m platform synchro event at the 19th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday (June 30).
According to a national daily, the Pandelela-Dhabitah pairing scored 298.68 points to finish third in the final.
China’s Quan Hongchan-Chen Yuxin won the gold medal with 368.40 points, while Americans Delaney Schnell-Katrina Young just pipped the Malaysians to silver with a score of 299.40.
It was Pandelela’s third successive world meet medal in the 10m platform synchro event.
She won silver with Leong Mun Yee at Gwangju, South Korea in 2019 and a bronze with Cheong Jun Hoong, also in Budapest, in 2017.
Earlier this week, the Sarawakian-born diving queen also earned a bronze medal in the 10m platform individual.
This is Pandelela’s seventh medal at the world meet, and the first ever world meet medal for the 22-year-old Dhabitah.
At the same time, athlete Gilbert Gabriel Daim failed to make any headway in the men’s 1m springboard as he finished 46th out of 48 divers and missed out on the finals.
Meanwhile, Sarawak Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian congratulated Pandelela and Dhabitah in a Facebook post today for winning the bronze medal. — DayakDaily