Dhabitah wins nation's first-ever 3m springboard medal in worlds


KUALA LUMPUR: Nur Dhabitah Sabri has won the bronze in the women's 3m springboard final at the prestigious Diving World Series (DWS) in London.

The 19-year-old finished third in a field of six contestants on Sunday (May 19).

Dhabitah, last year's Asian Games bronze medallist, amassed 344.40 points from five attempts to finish behind winner Maddison Keeney of Australia (368.30) and Canada's Jennifer Abel (353.05).

It was Dhabitah's second medal at the prestigious DWS, which invites only the top-ranked athletes in the world, having won silver with Pandelela Rinong in the women's 10m platform synchro in Windsor, Canada in 2017.

But it was extra special this time for Dhabitah as she etched her name into history books as the first Malaysian podium finisher in the women's 3m springboard individual since the DWS' inception in 2007.

Malaysia had previously produced DWS medallists in the women's 3m springboard synchro with Cheong Jun Hoong-Wendy Ng Yan Yee coming in third on five occasions in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.