Can Dhabitah get it right in second Olympics final?


Consistent: Nur Dhabitah Sabri of Malaysia makes to final again in Olympics. - AP

PETALING JAYA: Diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri stayed consistent to reach her second straight individual final in the Olympics.

The 22-year-old advanced to the top 12 final in the women's individual 3m springboard after finishing sixth in the semi-finals at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday.

Dhabitah was consistent throughout all five dives and made the cut with a total score of 312.60 points.

It is the second time the Kuala Lumpur-born will participate in an Olympics individual final.

Dhabitah made it to the women's individual 10m platform in her Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 where she finished ninth.

Shi Tingmao and Wang Han led a Chinese 1-2 to ease into the final with 371.45 and 346.85 points respectively.

Jennifer Abel of Canada, who took silver with Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu of Canada earlier in the week, was the best non-Chinese finisher in the preliminaries with 341.40 points.

The field was reduced to the top 18 divers after the preliminaries on Friday. Another Malaysian diver Wendy Ng Yan Yee did not reach the semis after finishing 20th.

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