Aquatics, Diving

“Go four or go home” – Malaysian divers hopeful of strong showing at FINA World Diving Series

Because why stop at two when you can have four?

Spurred by the stellar performance by Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong in China just a few weeks back, national diving coach Yang Zhuliang feels like it’s about time he raised the benchmark.

Pandelela Rinong, together with fellow diver Cheong Jun Hoong, clinched bronze at the second leg of the FINA World Diving Series 2017 held in Guangzhou between 9th and 11th of March. The duo bagged the medal in the women’s 10m platform synchronised event.

Pandelela and Cheong Jun Hoong claimed the silver in the same event in the first leg a week before that.

The third leg of the World Diving Series will be held at in Kazan, Russia, and coach Yang Zhuliang is looking to secure a total of four medals with this diving team. Pandelela Rinong will be competing alongside her fellow divers, Cheong Jun Hoong, Ng Yan Yee, and Nur Dhabitah Sabri.

“I believe all four divers are well prepared to ace the third leg of the World Diving Series, and I think they can do much better than they did in the first two legs.” Yang Zhuliang told Astro Arena.

“Not just in the world diving series, I think they have the potential to secure a medal in any future championships, whether alone or in a team.”

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