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Yan Yee bags Malaysia's first diving gold


Malaysia's Ng Yan Yee competes in the women's diving 3m springboard final of the 29th SEA Games at the National Aquatics Centre in Kuala Lumpur today. - AFP

Malaysia's Ng Yan Yee competes in the women's diving 3m springboard final of the 29th SEA Games at the National Aquatics Centre in Kuala Lumpur today. - AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Ng Yan Yee bagged Malaysia's first diving gold medal in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, beating her teammate Nur Dhabitah Sabri in the women's 3m springboard individual event.

Yan Yee, who has never won an individual SEA Games gold medal before, chalked up 342.90 points to clinch the first gold on offer on opening day at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil.

Dhabitah, who was the final athlete to carry the torch to light the cauldron during the opening ceremony last Saturday, settled for silver with 311.25 points.

Singapore's Ashlee Tan took bronze with her last dive for a total of 233.60 points.

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