KUALA LUMPUR – National women’s diving pair, Leong Mun Yee and Cheong Jun Hoong, today grabbed the bronze medal at FINA Diving World Series 2015 held at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE).
The Malaysian pair won the medal after amassing 315.18 points in the women’s 10m synchronised platform event on the first day of the tournament.
Last week, Mun Yee and Jun Hoong took silver in the womenâ€™s 10m synchronised platform in the first round in Beijing.
Official website www.fina.org said the Malaysian duo were in fourth position after the first two dives but stepped up in the next attempt to move into medal contention.
In the last two optional attempts, they maintained their consistency scoring 72.96 and 73.92 points to claim bronze, 2.46 points ahead of Lara Tarvit and Melissa Wu of Australia.
The Chinese pair of Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia won the gold medal after accumulating 324.66 points, while Glasgow Commonwealth Games champions Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion of Canada, picked up the silver with 321.27 points.
Jun Hoong will compete in her second event, the women’s 3m individual springboard, tomorrow while national diving sensation Pandelela Rinong will compete in the women’s 10m individual platform on Saturday. – BERNAMA