Wendy rules pool


In good form: Wendy Ng has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in the individual event. — AFP

PETALING JAYA: Wendy Ng served an early warning of what she is capable of after winning the 3m individual springboard event in the Malaysia International Online Diving competition.

The 27-year-old led from start to finish ahead of compatriot Nur Dhabitah Sabri and Australia’s Esther Qin yesterday.

Wendy, diving in Bukit Jalil, finished the five-dive competition with 305.25 points to notch a double victory in the meet.

On Saturday, she partnered Dhabitah to grab the 3m springboard synchro competition.

The competition sees divers from Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan performing at their respective venue where a judge from each participating country will award the scores.

Wendy was also the best qualifier going into the final with 315.45 points ahead of Dhabitah (309.60) and Esther (298.50).

There were 11 entries in the event and Wendy was pleased with the outcome.

“I didn’t do well in the fourth dive but overall, I think I did okay as I have not gone for any competitions so far this year.

“We need a competition like this to gauge what we stand as we have only been limited to training.

“It’s kind of a funny feeling as there are nobody watching but everyone is happy to get to perform despite the Covid-19 pandemic.”

The result definitely gives her something to look forward to when she goes to the Diving World Cup meet in Tokyo in April, which is the final Olympic qualifying meet.

Wendy has already qualified for Tokyo in the individual event but will be looking to earn another spot with Dhabitah in the synchro as well.

Men

10m platform final: 1. Sam Fricker (Aus) 413.55,2. Shunta Kaneko (Jpn) 371.35,3. Nathan Brown (Nzl) 349.80.

3m springboard synchro: 1. Chew Yiwei-Ooi Tze Liang (Mas) 397.35.

Women

3m springboard final: 1. Wendy Ng (Mas) 305.25,2. Nur Dhabitah Sabri (Mas) 301.25,3. Esther Qin (Aus) 282.60.

10m platform synchro: 1. Leong Mun Yee-Pandelela Rinong (Mas) 287.64.

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