RIO DE JANEIRO: Malaysia’s campaign in the women’s 10m platform ended without any medal in Rio.
Hope was on Pandelela Rinong to deliver a sweet surprise again but the Sarawakian struggled to find her footing. She finished 11th out of 12 competitors with a score of 330.45 points in the final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre.
At the last Games in London in 2012, Pandelela stunned the field with a bronze to become the first woman to deliver an Olympic medal for Malaysia.
Nur Dhabitah Sabri performed better than her senior in her maiden Olympic Games when she finished at the ninth spot with a total score of 338.00.
The 17-year-old Dhabitah may not have won a medal on Friday but she certainly impressed the hearts of the audience with her smile. She also showed plenty of spunk, talent and potential for the future.
China, as expected made a 1-2 sweep.
Their 15-year-old teenage sensation Ren Qian took the gold with spectacular dives to score 439.25 total while teammate Si Yajie bagged a silver with 419.40. Meaghan Benfeito of Canada took the bronze with 389.20.