Diving: A fine silver for Wendy-Dhabitah in women’s 3m springboard synchro

IT’S the girls’ turn to contribute as divers Wendy Ng Yan Yee-Nur Dhabitah Sabri claimed the silver in the women’s 3m springboard synchro at Sandwell Aquatics Center on Saturday (August 6).

Wendy-Nur Dhabitah managed to stay consistent throughout all five dives to get the second silver for Malaysia in the diving competition after Mohd Syafiq Puteh-Gabriel Gilbert Daim made the podium in the men’s 3m springboard synchro the previous day.

Wendy-Nur Dhabitah improved to second spot and never looked back after that to finish with 299.85 points.

Australia’s Maddison Keeney-Anabelle Smith, the bronze medalist at the world championships in Budapest recently, took gold with 316.53 points while Margo Claire Erlam-Mia Vallee got the bronze in the five-pair competition with 297.00 points.

It’s the best finish for Malaysia in the women’s 3m springboard synchro as Dhabitah partnered Leong Mun Yee to take bronze in the previous edition in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.

Ooi Tze Liang made the top 12 final for the men’s 3m springboard individual earlier with a six-dive total of 394.85 points.

Tze Liang was the winner of the event at the 2014 edition in Glasgow. Australia’s Li Shixin topped the preliminaries with 456.65 points ahead of Jamaica’s Yona Roshen Knight-Wisdom (446.85) and Daniel Goodfellow of England (430.05).

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