Pandelela & Jun Hoong Make History By Giving M'sia Its First Gold At Diving World Series

The athletes won gold in the third leg of the event after claiming silver and bronze in the previous two legs.

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25-year-old Pandelela Rinong and 28-year-old Cheong Jun Hoong are the first Malaysian divers to emerge victorious at the exclusive FINA Diving World Series on Friday, 27 April

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The triumph comes a mere two weeks after the pair won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, reported The Star.

During Friday's event, Pandelela-Jun Hoong managed to beat North Korea's Kim Mi-rae-Kim Kuk-hyang in the third leg of the women's 10m platform synchro event in Montreal, Canada

The Malaysian pair won gold with 322.74 points, while the North Korean pair came in second, just 0.84 points behind them.

China's Si Yajie-Lin-Shan won the bronze medal with 320.82 points, while Canada's Meaghan Benfeito-Caeli McKay placed fourth with 293.70 points.

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The Malaysian divers claimed the silver and bronze medals in the first leg held in Beijing, China on 9 March and second leg held in Fuji, Japan on 15 March respectively.

Malaysians have never before stood on the podium of the Diving World Series, which is an event reserved for the top eight ranked pairs in the world

Winning a gold in the prestigious event is considered even harder to achieve than to do so in the Commonwealth games, according to New Straits Times.

Congratulations on a job well done, girls! Malaysia is proud of you!

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