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Jun Hoong-Dhabitah earn synchro ticket to Rio Olympics


National divers Nur Dhabitah Sabri (left) and Cheong Jun Hoong giving the thumbs up after finishing fifth in the women's 3m springboard synchro at the Diving World Cup in Rio.

National divers Nur Dhabitah Sabri (left) and Cheong Jun Hoong giving the thumbs up after finishing fifth in the women's 3m springboard synchro at the Diving World Cup in Rio.

PETALING JAYA: Cheong Jun Hoong-Nur Dhabitah Sabri produced a gallant fightback to claim an Olympic spot in the women’s 3m springboard synchro at the Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

The Malaysian pair barely made it to the top-12 final, chalking 270.60 points in the preliminaries at Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre on Saturday night - squeezing past South Korea’s Kim Na-mi-Kim Su-ji (267.00) to the last available spot.

   

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