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Pandelela & Mun Yee dive into Tokyo Olympics with silver medal

Pandelela & Mun Yee dive into Tokyo Olympics with silver medal

Tasneem Nazari

National diving duo, Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee has finally ended Malaysia’s medal dry spell at the 18th Fina World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea!

Picture credit: The Star Online

The duo finished in second place behind China in the women’s 10m synchronised platform.

Thus, qualifying us into the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020!

The national divers accumulated 312.72 points after five rounds of dives. Meanwhile, China secured the gold medal with 345.72 points and America settled for bronze after collecting 304.86 points.

Picture credit: The Star Online

Chinese divers, Lu Wei and Zhang Jiaqi as well as American pair Samantha Bromberg and Katrina Young, also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

The silver happens to be a slight improvement for Pandelela and Mun Yee who won the bronze medal in the same event in the last two editions – 2009 in Rome and 2013 in Barcelona.

Congrats, ladies! We’ll be 100% behind you at the Olympic Games! 🏊‍♀

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