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Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong win Malaysia’s first medal at Rio 2016 Olympics

Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong Rio Olympics
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Today we woke up to brilliant news. Our Olympic divers Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong have won a silver medal in the women’s synchronised 10m platform diving on Tuesday. The pair scored a total of 344.34 points, which landed them a silver medal. China’s divers Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia took the gold with 354 points while the Canadian pair Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion won the bronze medal with 336.18 points.


This is Jun Hoong’s first Olympic win and Pandelela’s second; Pandelela won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 10m platform diving event. Congratulations, we are so proud of the both of you.