Pandelela-Mun Yee Earned Malaysia A Spot For The 2020 Olympics But They Might Not Go
With just over a year to next Olympics, Malaysians are overjoyed as Pandelela and Mun Yee have earned Malaysia a spot for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo!
Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee came in second place after competing in the Women's 10m Synchronised Platform event at the World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on 14 July.
According to The Star, the top three finishers of the event will each earn a spot for their countries at the upcoming games.
New Straits Times wrote that the pair posted a score of 312.72 to finish second behind China's Lu Wei and Zhang Jiaqi (345.24), while Samantha Bromberg and Katrina Young of the United States won the bronze medal with a total of 304.86.
However, neither Mun Yee nor Pandelela are confirmed to make an appearance at the games, since athletes only secure berths for their countries and not themselves
Mun Yee was called up as Jun Hoong and first reserve Kimberly Bong are both suffering from injures
The renewed partnership was not difficult, Mun Yee told The Star, "We've teamed up before and the chemistry is still there. We have known each other so well that we got everything right after a few training sessions."
Their success will no doubt give coach Li Rui a headache as he decides who to send to the Olympic games next year.
In related news, other athletes who have qualified for the upcoming Olympic games are archer Khairul Anuar Mohamad as well as sailors Khairulnizam Afendy and Nur Shazrin Latif
Well done to all our athletes!