Jun Hoong-Pandelela Bag Third Gold in Commonwealth Games

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Malaysia’s first ever gold medal from synchro at the Games.

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Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong bagged the gold in the 10m synchronised platform when they collected 328.08 points after five jumps while compatriots Leong Mun Yee-Nur Dhabitah Sabri won the bronze after collecting 308.16 points.

The silver was won by Canadian pair Meaghan Benfeito-Caeli McKay with 312.12 points.

Jun Hoong and Pandelela will return for the women’s individual 10m platform tomorrow.

“Congratulations @cheongjunhoong & @Pandelela_R! Third gold for Malaysia at #GC2018 ! #TeamMAS #NegarakuKebanggaanku,” Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on his Twitter account today.

With diving’s one gold and two bronzes, Malaysia’s medal tally at the Commonwealth Games is now 3-3-5.