What a joyous night for Malaysians yesterday (17th August) :)
Not only did our country’s badminton team performed tremendously at the 2016 Rio Olympics (read: mixed doubles team won a silver, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei qualified to the semi-finals), but our diving stars Pandelela Rinong and Nur Dhabitah Sabri also made it to the semi-finals for the Women’s 10m platform diving.
In the preliminary round which was held at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre, Pandelela, who recently won a bronze in the Women’s synchronised 10m platform diving alongside Cheong Jun Hoong, was ranked 6th out of 28 divers, finishing with 332.45 points while Dhabitah came in 8th with 325.85 points.
Only 18 divers made it to the semi-finals and the top 5 contenders are: China’s darlings Si Yajie (397.45 points) and Ren Qian (385.80 points), American diver Jessica Parratto (346.80 points), Australia’s Melissa Wu (342.80 points), and British diver Tonia Couch (332.80 points).
Expectations are high for our 2 divers, particularly Pandelela as many are hoping that she will bring home a medal once again as she took the bronze in the 10m diving event at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Women’s 10m platform diving semi-finals will be held tonight (18th August) at 9pm Malaysian time.
You can do this, girls! #MalaysiaBoleh :)
More information on team Malaysia at the 2016 Olympics here.