Malaysia pips China in 10m platform for historic gold

Agence France-Presse . Budapest | Published: 00:05, Jul 21,2017 | Updated: 00:47, Jul 21,2017

 
 

Malaysia’s Jun Hoong Cheong competes in the women’s 10m platform final during the diving competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.— Reuters photo

Cheong Jun Hoong won Malaysia’s first ever diving gold medal at the aquatics world championships in Budapest on Wednesday in the women’s 10 metre platform event.
‘My god, I’m a world champion!’ said Cheong who came first with 397.50 points.
‘I hoped for a medal, but I didn’t think I could beat the Chinese divers,’ she said.
China’s Si Yajie took silver just behind the Malaysian with 396.00 points.
‘Cheong’s win is a little surprise for me, but I congratulate her,’ she said.
Si’s compatriot and reigning Olympic champion Ren Qian, who won silver in the event in 2015, took bronze (391.95).
Chinese divers have long dominated this event at world championships, winning 22 medals, 16 more than any other country.
Kim Kuk Hyang of North Korea, who won gold in 2015, came fourth with 388.55. 

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