Saturday, August 24

Pandelela claims bronze medal at World Championships

Pandelela Rinong Pamg

Pandelela Rinong Pamg

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s diving sensation, Pandelela Rinong Pamg claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 10m platform individual final at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Sarawakian had already assured a place in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after she qualified for the finals.

In the competition held at the Aquatic Palace, Pandelela put up a consistent display throughout the five-dive competition to clinch Malaysia’s first ever individual medal at the competition.

She recorded 75.00, 65.25, 81.60, 81.60 and 81.60 to finish third with 385.05 points.

North Korea’s 16-year-old Kim Kuk-hyang stole the limelight by taking the gold medal with 397.05 points, while Chinese newcomer, Ren Qian took the silver with 388.00 points.

For the record, Pandelela had won two bronze medals in the World Championships, partnering Leong Mun Yee in the 10m platform synchronised events in Rome, Italy (2009) and in Barcelona, Spain (2013). – BERNAMA