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Cheong won Malaysia’s first gold medal ever at FINA world aquatics championships

Cheong won Malaysia’s first gold medal ever at FINA world aquatics championships.

Cheong Jun Hoong of Malaysia was overcome with so much joy after winning the women’s Diving 10m Platform final of the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in Duna Arena at Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday the 19th of July 2017.

Jun Hoong Cheong won Malaysia’s first gold medal ever at the world aquatics championships, upsetting the powerful Chinese team in women’s 10-meter platform diving Wednesday night.

Cheong surged to the lead in the third round and followed with her best dive of the competition, barely causing a ripple as she sliced through the water on a reverse 2½ somersault from a tuck position. Four of the seven judges gave her a perfect 10.

Si Yajie of China produced a higher score in the final round, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Cheong. The winner finished with a total of 397.5 points, beating Si by a scant 1.5 points. China’s other diver, Ren Qian, settled for the bronze at 391.95.

Malaysian diver Cheong Jun Hoong at 2012 Summer Olympics competed in the Women’s synchronised 3 metre springboard. She finished 3rd in both the Women’s 3 metre springboard and the Women’s synchronised 3 metre springboard at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships in 2012.

27-year-old Cheong also won silver medal in the 10m synchronized diving event with Pandelela Rinong at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first pair of Malaysian women to win silver at the Olympics

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