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Wendy proves to be the perfect partner


Cheong Jun Hoong (left) and Wendy Ng showing off their silver medals after finishing second in the 3m springboard synchro at the Incehon Asian Games on Monday. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS? The STAR

Cheong Jun Hoong (left) and Wendy Ng showing off their silver medals after finishing second in the 3m springboard synchro at the Incehon Asian Games on Monday. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS? The STAR

INCHEON: Wendy Ng thrives with just about anybody.

On Monday, the 21-year-old was paired up with Cheong Jun Hoong and they went on to successfully defend the women’s 3m springboard synchro silver for Malaysia at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre.

Wendy-Jun Hoong completed the five-dive competition with 287.70 points to kick-start the medal chase for Malaysia on the first day of diving competition.

Multiple Olympic champion Wu Minxia partnered Shi Tingmao to clinch the gold with a 318.60 total. North Korea’s Choe Ung-yong-Kim Ji-nok collected 274.32 points to take the bronze.

At the last Asiad in Guangzhou in 2010, Wendy won the 3m springboard synchro silver with Leong Mun Yee.

Wendy was pleased to get her second silver in the Asiad.

“All the hard work I put in did not go to waste. In fact, I was not sure who I would partner here in Incheon. At last month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, I partnered Nur Dhabitah (Sabri) to take the bronze. I was with Mun Yee when we won the silver in Guangzhou.

“But it’s something I’m used to as the coach wants to field the best pairing to win a medal,” said Wendy, who will now prepare for the 3m springboard individual on Friday.

Wendy, however, has partnered Jun Hoong before and they went on to win the bronze in the Moscow leg of the Diving World Series in May this year.

Jun Hoong was also satisfied as she could only manage a bronze in the 1m springboard individual in Guangzhou.

Pandelela Rinong-Mun Yee are expected to contribute to the medal count when they step out for the women’s 10m platform synchro on Tuesday.

   

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