Thursday, July 20, 2017

Malaysia's Very First Gold Medal at a World Championship

National diver Cheong Jun Hoong claimed a truly stunning win in the women's 10m platform individual final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Jun Hoong became the nation's first ever diving world champion after chalking 397.50 points to come out tops in a starry final field of 12 participants on Wednesday evening.

Not only did she win Malaysia's first-ever diving gold medal at the world championships but Jun Hoong beat two top Chinese divers — Si Yajie and Ren Qian - the 2016 Rio Olympics silver and gold medalists.

The champion is in disbelief that she is now the diving world champion.

"My god, I'm a world champion! Of course it is a dream come true," Jun Hoong told The Star.

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