By S RAMAGURU
LONDON: Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong gave hope of a medal in the diving competition when she qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s individual 10m platform event.
Pandelela, Malaysia’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony on July 27, qualified in second place in the qualifying session.
She scored a total of 349.00. China’s Chen Ruolin was the top qualifier with a score of 392,35.
Germany’s Christin Steuer was the third best qualifier with a score of 341-75.
A total of 26 divers took part with another Malaysian Traisy Vivien Jukiet placed in 22nd position and failed to make the cut for the semis. Only the 18 best divers make the semi-final stage.
The semi-final will be held in the morning at 10.00am (London time). The best 12 will then make the cut to the final at night.
Vivien’s score in the preliminaries was a poor 285.00.