Divers Hanis and Mun Yee must get in sync before the world meet

  • Diving
  • Monday, 29 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian pair Hanis Nazirul Jaya Surya and Leong Mun Yee will have to pull their socks up if they wish to compete in the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, in July.

Hanis-Mun Yee failed to impress in their second straight tournament when they finished eighth and last in the mixed 10m platform synchro in the third leg of the Diving World Series in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday.

Hanis-Mun Yee amassed a five-dive total of 256.20 points - finishing a massive 86.01 points behind winners Lian Junjie-Si Yajie of China.

North Korea’s Myong Hyon-ji-Jo Jin-mi chalked up 320.10 points for silver while Nikita Shleikher-Iuliia Timoshinna of Russia came in third on 310.08.

Hanis and Mun Yee also finished last out of seven pairs in the second leg in Beijing last month.

Their only good show was when they started the season with a respectable fifth-place finish in Sagamihara, Japan, last month.

The mixed 10m platform synchro is not an Olympic event but remains an important discipline, as it has been part of the World Championships’ programme since the Kazan edition in 2015.

Hanis-Mun Yee will have plenty to prove when they compete in the last two legs of the World Series in Kazan (May 10-12) and London (May 17-19).


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