Pandelela, Tze Liang produce gold in Diving Grand Prix

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Countrywide diving ace Datuk Pandelela Rinong was again on best of the podium all over again by emerging champion in the KL edition of the Intercontinental Swimming Federation (FINA) Diving Grand Prix now.

The 29-yr-outdated Sarawakian clinched the women’s 10m platform celebration gold soon after accumulating 324.70 factors in the finals at the Countrywide Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil in this article.

Australian Milly Puckeridge (289.90 details) and Kim Nahyun (254.10) of South Korea took silver and bronze respectively, while another Malaysian, Eilisha Rania Abrial Rajagopal (231.20), completed fourth.

“I consider my general performance this afternoon was better and a lot more regular than (preliminary spherical and semi-finals) in the early morning. Having said that, I require to improve tactically and polish my dives. I want to strengthen my health as competing in two or 3 rounds in one working day is fairly complicated bodily.

“However, competitions like this are valuable for the reason that lots of tournaments had been cancelled formerly thanks to Covid-19. So, again-to-back again competitions are essential to be again to standard (competitive ecosystem),” she instructed reporters following the prize-giving ceremony.

She will upcoming companion Nur Dhabitah Sabri in the women’s 10m system synchronised on Sunday, with the intention of winning her second gold in the house tournament.

Pandelela, who has gained silver and bronze in the Olympics, only managed to finish sixth at past month’s Globe Cup in Berlin, Germany, and returned vacant-handed from the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Video games in August.

Asked on her following level of competition, she reported she would be preparing for the World Championships, which is also the qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics, in Fukuoka, Japan in July and Hangzhou Asian Game titles in September subsequent 12 months.

Meanwhile, Malaysian divers have been also fantastic in the men’s 3m springboard celebration as Ooi Tze Liang bagged gold and Chew Yi Wei took silver.

Tze Liang, 29, took the title with his season greatest of 441.35 details, whilst Yi Wei, 27, amassed 406.90 factors. Australian Lachlan Cronin took bronze with 402.20 details.

“I am quite delighted to acquire the gold with a year best in the previous competition of the calendar year. My preparations were being not comprehensive as I had to juggle involving training and remaining calendar year experiments in Universiti Malaya,” stated Tze Liang.

Yi Wei, who will partner Tze Liang in the 3m springboard synchronised tomorrow, hopes to earn gold to make Malaysians proud. — Bernama