PETALING JAYA: Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has extended his congratulations to Pandelela Rinong for being the first Malaysian to win gold at the Diving World Cup in Tokyo.
"My heartfelt congratulations to Pandelela Rinong for being crowned champion in the women’s 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup!
"You have made our nation proud as the first Malaysian to win this world championship," he said on his Facebook page on Wednesday (May 5).
The Sarawak-born diver, who is heading to her fourth Olympics campaign in July, claimed the gold medal after finishing with 355.70 points at the end of the five-dive competition.
The 28-year-old diver is the first Malaysian to make it to the top of the World Cup podium and it is her second individual career medal and third overall.
Pandelela took bronze in the same event at the last edition in Wuhan in 2018.
She earned her first medal – a silver – partnering Cheong Jun Hoong in the women's 10m platform synchro in the 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro.