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No glitter in the pool

PETALING JAYA: National diver Pandelela Rinong’s misery on the international stage continued when she missed out on her first medal this season.

No big splash for Malaysia in China

PETALING JAYA: Inconsistency continued to plague Pandelela Rinong-Nur Dhabitah Sabri as they settled for fourth placing in the women’s 10m platform synchro final in the second leg of the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing, China.

No winning debut for Syafiq in Diving World Series

PETALING JAYA: There was no fairy-tale debut for Malaysian diver Muhd Syafiq Puteh in the Diving World Series when he partnered Nur Dhabitah Sabri to finish seventh in the mixed 3m springboard synchro event at the opening leg in Sagamihara, Japan.

No present on the platform for birthday girl Pandelela

PETALING JAYA: Diver Pandelela Rinong just missed out on a nice present for herself on her 26th birthday.

No splashing start from Pandelela and Nur Dhabitah in Japan

PETALING JAYA: It was an unimpressive start for national divers Pandelela Rinong and Nur Dhabitah Sabri as they only managed to finish fourth in the women’s 10m platform synchro event in the first leg of the FINA Diving World Series in Sagamihara, Japan.

A pearl among divers

Sweet-faced national diver Leong Mun Yee is one of a kind. While diving champions around the world get younger by the year, Mun Yee defies the odds by standing tall as one of the older athletes still making a big splash in the sport. The 34-year-old has served the national team for 24 years and is still going strong. She is a 17-time SEA Games gold medallist and stood on the podium several times at the Commonwealth and Asian Games. The softspoken but strong-willed Mun Yee has one more mission before she calls it quits – to qualify for her fifth Olympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo next year. StarSport’s TAN MING WAI caught up with her during the Chinese New Year celebration to discover the secrets of her longevity in the sport.

Making a splash: Leong Mun Yee (bottom) and Nur Dhabitah Sabri competing in the women’s synchro 10m platform final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast last year. — GLENN GUAN /The Star
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Dhabitah to renew partnership with Pandelela

PETALING JAYA: Diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri is relishing the chance to help keep Malaysia’s proud record in the FINA Diving World Series this year.

Reunited: Nur Dhabitah Sabri will team up with Pandelela Rinong (inset) to compete in the 10m platform synchro event in this year’s FINA Diving World Series.

No Jun Hoong for two legs but Malaysia to parade more divers for world series

PETALING JAYA: World platform champion Cheong Jun Hoong will skip the first two rounds but Malaysia still have plenty to look forward to with bigger representation in the Diving World Series this season.

‘Stranger’ Li Rui the new Chinese coach to help women divers reach Olympics

PETALING JAYA: Little is known about Chinese coach Li Rui who has been entrusted to help the national women divers chase for glory at the Tokyo Olympics.

Asiad medallist Yiwei sees no easy way into squad for major events

PETALING JAYA: National diver Chew Yiwei has welcomed the prospect of competing with his teammates for places in two major events this year – the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, (July 12-28) and the Philippines SEA Games (Nov 30-Dec 11).

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