Malaysia pips China in 10m platform for historic gold in Budapest

Cheong Jun Hoong poses with the gold medal after winning the women's 10 metre platform event at the aquatics world championships in Budapest. ― Reuters pic
Cheong Jun Hoong poses with the gold medal after winning the women's 10 metre platform event at the aquatics world championships in Budapest. ― Reuters pic

Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates.


BUDAPEST, July 20 ― Cheong Jun Hoong won Malaysia's first ever diving gold medal at the aquatics world championships in Budapest yesterday 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. ― AFP

You May Also Like

Related Articles