Malaysian Diving Duos Pandelela-Mun Yee takes a giant leap with their recent win!
National diving pairs, Pandelela-Mun Yee recently brought waves of glory for Malaysia after winning Silver at the 18th Fina World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
The pair won Second Place with their elegant performance in the women’s 10m synchronised platform by accumulating 312.72 points after five rounds.
— FINA (@fina1908) July 14, 2019
The diving pair’s splashing performance is no easy feat. It surely came with a lot of behind-the-scenes commitment and hard work. Here are 5 facts you should know about the National divers and the previous championships they have competed in:
1. The pair trained for a month in China before the championships
Two months ago, the Malaysian diving scene faced a rocky period when the National Sports Council (NPC) noticed the lack of performance by the divers and urged them to put in more effort at the World Aquatic Championships. Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee rose above the circumstances and won a Silver despite the short time of preparation!
2. A giant leap from Bronze to Silver
— #TeamMalaysia ?? (@AtletMalaysia) July 14, 2019
The last achievement from the duo was when they competed at the 2009 World Aquatics Championship in Rome and won Bronze.
3. Pandelela-Mun Yee has also competed in the 2013 World Championships
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Congratulations to both @leong_munyee and @pandelela on their silver medal for the women's 10m platform synchro win at the World Championships. This win has qualified both girls for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Lela will be making her 4th Olympic appearance and eyeing to add on to her two medal collection, Mun Yee on the other hand is set to compete in the Olympics for a record breaking fifth time! Making her the first Malaysian to qualify for the Olympics 5 times. Congratulations to both girls! #FINA #Olympics2020 #Malaysia #MalaysiaBoleh #diving #aquatics 📸 Courtesy of @thestaronline
Held in Barcelona, the duo have also reigned another victory for Malaysia and won Bronze at the 2013 World Championships.
4. Pandelela Rinong and Mun Yee was supposed to partner up in the Indonesian Asian Games
— TEAM MAS ???? (@myTeamMAS) July 14, 2019
Unfortunately, Pandelela suffered back injuries and had to withdraw from the 2018 Indonesian Asian Games. Diver Mun Yee was then paired up with Nur Dhabitah Sabri.
5. The diving duo is now set to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
Pandelela Rinong and Mun Yee have also landed a spot in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 World Championships! The duo has definitely raised the bar high and Malaysians can only expect for greater accomplishments by the Pandelela-Mun Yee seamless pairing!