By Michelle Liew
Everything has panned out smoothly for national diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri in her mission to contribute the country’s first diving gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Despite leading the chart after her third dive with 207.90 points, her performance faltered in her fourth dive which only collected 55.50 points. Nevertheless, she managed to finish second place.
Rival Maddison Keeney from Australia scored 75.95 points through her fourth dive to seize the top position.
The Kuala Lumpur-born athlete rose to gain 67.50 points after her fifth and final dive, however, it was too late to beat Keeney, who continued to show a strong performance to captivate the judges with 72.00 points, thus bringing home the gold for Australia.
Another national diver Ong Ker Ying finished 12th with 231.60 points.
After the final round of 3m springboard at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Nur Dhabitah however expressed that she was satisfied with the result.
“For this Commonwealth Games, I’m not really focusing (on) this event (3m springboard), because I’m more focused on the 10m platform and rhythm event,” she told Bernama.
The last time she competed in that event was at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last year with a fourth-place finish.
Earlier, Nur Dhabitah contributed a silver medal in the 3m springboard event, together with Wendy Ng Yan Yee.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s only representative in the men’s 10m platform final, Bertrand Rhodict Lises, performed better in the main event, compared to the qualifying round.
He collected 419.60 points to finish sixth place in the event which was won by Australia’s Cassiel Emmanuel Rousseau with 501.30 points, while Canada’s Rylan Mackenzie Wiens took home silver (492.80 points) and Bristish Matthew Lee took bronze with 477.00 points
News Source: Bernama
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