Diving duo Hanis-Jellson reaping benefits of working extra hours

Jellson Jabillin and Hanis Jaya Surya

KUALA LUMPUR: National divers Hanis Nazirul Jaya Surya and Jellson Jabilin reaped the benefits of training at night by securing a silver medal in the men’s 10m platform synchro at the Asian Diving Cup.

The pair were in second position from the start to finish as they scored a total of 352.74 points after six dives at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil yesterday.

They were outmatched by China’s Duan Yu-Wang Zewei who bagged the gold with a huge 402.81 points, while Indonesia’s Adityo Putra-Andriyan Andriyan were third with 311.61 points.

Hanis and Jellson have been putting in the extra hours after returning from the World Championships in South Korea in July.

At the world meet, the duo missed the cut for the top-12 final after finishing third with 333.90 points.

“Our score is definitely better than what we achieved at the World Championships, ” said Nazirul.

“It was our first world meet and it was a good experience to see all the best divers in the world. The quality of their dives and the way they prepare themselves are different.

“We learnt that we can change certain training methods and we’ve been working hard since returning from South Korea. There were days when we would be training until late at night.

“We can certainly do better than a silver medal here, ” he added.

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