Diver snaps five-year medal drought just before her birthday


All smiles: Pandelela Rinong (left), Meaghan Benfeito and Iuliia Timoshinina after the prize-giving ceremony for the women’s 10m platform individual at the Diving World Series in Montreal.

PETALING JAYA: Pandelela Rinong presented herself with a nice birthday present after splashing to bronze in her pet event at the Diving World Series opening leg in Montreal, Canada.

Pandelela, who turns 27 today, did not start well when she found herself in fifth place with 67.50 after the first dive in the women’s 10m platform individual final on Saturday.

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