Malaysia can add more more medal to their medal tally as diving ace Pandelela Rinong Pamg from Sarawak came in 5th in the semi-finals to qualify for the Women’s 10m Platform Finals which will be held early tomorrow morning Malaysian time.
Pandelela improved her score during the semi’s to score 352.50 points, which was higher than yesterday 349.00 points when she came in second. Despite that, the diver from Bau was unable to retain her second place as divers from other countries improved further.
Expectations for the young 19-year old diver is modest with many tweets saying that her being in the finals is already an achievement.
@FadhlanRaof tweeted #Pandelela4Gold msuk final pon kire okey la.. Klau bole dptkn la pingat xkshla warna ap2 pon.. (Pandelela entering final is already good enough. If she gets any type of medal is good).
On Facebook, the Bidayuh community was a proud lot as they shared and ‘LIKED’ news of Pandelela’s success. Pandelela will be diving for the nation at 2AM Malaysian time tomorrow morning.