Finishing second spot in the preliminary rounds of the 10m platform event, Pandelela Rinong is all set to revive Malaysia’s hope of a first-ever gold medal at the Olympics.
After a mesmerizing performance at the individual platform diving event at the Aquatics Center, Sarawak-born Pandelela Rinong has single-handedly gotten Malaysians buzzing again at the chance of yet another medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
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The 19-year-old secured second spot in the prelims with a score of 349.35 points, behind leader, Chen Ruolin of China who scored 392.35 points. In third place behind Pandelela was German Christin Steuer who managed a 341.75 points.
The gap between first and second spot for Pandelela could have been much less, if not for a slight mistake in her third dive, which caused her to drop points.
Pandelela will be competing at 5pm (Malaysia time) today (9th Aug) in the semi-final of the Women's 10m Platform event.
MSN Sports Malaysia would like to wish her nothing but the best of luck. GO PANDELELA!