Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Clean sweep for Malaysia in diving (updated)

SINGAPORE: Perfect eight.

Malaysia ended the SEA Games diving competition with eight gold medals out of eight events at the OCBC Aquatics Centre on Tuesday.

Ooi Tze Liang got the ball rolling on the day with his fourth gold medal. This time, he partnered Ahmad Amsyar to win the men's 3m springboard synchro event. 

Tze Liang-Amsyar scored 409.56 points to finish ahead of Singapore siblings Mark Lee-Timothy Lee (381.78). Akhmad Sukran Jamjami-Putra Adiyto Restu of Indonesia took bronze with 342.45 points.

Later, London Olympic bronze medallist, Pandelela Rinong capped Malaysia's dominance by winning the women's 10m platform individual event. Her team-mate Loh Zhiayi came in second with Singapore's Frieda Lim, third.

Tze Liang had won the 3m springboard individual as well as the individual and synchro events for 10m platform earlier to become the most decorated Malaysian diver at the Games.

This is the second time Malaysia bagged all eight gold medals at stake in the SEA Games diving after Myanmar two years ago.

The Star Online

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