Selangor Journal
Malaysian divers Nur Dhabitah Sabri in action during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Tokyo, Japan, on July 30, 2021. — Picture via FACEBOOK

Dhabitah-Wendy present second medal for diving team

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 6 — National diving duo, Nur Dhabitah Sabri-Wendy Ng Yan Yee have successfully bagged a second medal for the national diving camp in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, here.

Nur Dhabitah-Wendy brought home a silver in women’s synchronised 3 metre (m) springboard after recording 299.85 points in the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

Their scores were quite far from the champions, Maddison Keeney-Anabelle Luce Smith of Australia as the Aussies conquered the event with 316.53 points while bronze went to Canadian pair, Margo Claire Erlam-Mia Jolie Doucet Vallee with 297.00 points.

Speaking to reporters, Wendy, who had participated in three Commonwealth Games editions previously, was elated to land her first Games medal here.

“I am very grateful and proud to have Nur Dhabitah as my partner and we are very proud of ourselves,” she said.

Nur Dhabitah, on the other hand, did not expect that they would emerge as the second best pair in the aforementioned event.

“Our performance was really good today, even in World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, last month it was not like that,” she said.

Nur Dhabitah-Wendy who partnered for the first time in more than a year, scored 282.45 points to finish in sixth place in the Hungary’s meet.

As such, the petite diver hoped Malaysians would keep supporting them in a bid to end their mission here on a high note in Birmingham.

Nur Dhabitah will return the pool later today, this time with national diving queen, Datuk Pandelela Rinong in the women’s synchronised 10m platform.

Yesterday, Gabriel Gilbert Daim-Muhammad Syafiq accumulated 376.77 points after six dives to win silver for men’s synchronised 3m springboard, which was also the first medal for Malaysia’s diving camp here.

— Bernama


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