KUALA LUMPUR: National diver Pandelela Rinong, 28, from Sarawak has won the world gold medal in the women’s 10m platform at the Fina Diving World Cup today, at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre in Japan.
“It’s truly a miracle tonight. Praise God,” she tweeted later.
Matsuri Arai of Japan won the silver, while Canada’s Caeli Mckay took home the bronze medal with 338.55 points.
“Defied the odds and now she stands at the top of the podium! Tahniah @Pandelela_R !! Kejayaan ini terus menyemarakkan semangat kita semua sebelum acara yang terbesar tahun ini. So so proud of you Pandelela #DemiMalaysia #KontinjenMalaysia,” said Sports Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican in his Twitter and Facebook.