Another win for Malaysia!
National diver Cheong Jun Hoong has made history by winning Malaysia's first ever diving gold medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest yesterday in the women's 10m platform event.
Jun Hoong was ranked fourth after the first two dives. She surged to the lead in the third round and followed with her best dive of the competition. Four of the seven judges gave her a perfect 10.
The 28-year-old from Perak finished with 397.50 points, followed by China's Si Yajie with 396.00 points.
"My god, I’m a world champion!”
Jun Hoong had already won a medal in Budapest, taking bronze in the synchronised platform event with teammate Pandelela Rinong
The duo produced a commendable performance to clinch the women's 10m platform bronze medal at the event on Sunday. They posted a five-dive total of 328.74 points.
What an achievement! We're so proud of you, Jun Hoong!