CHENGDU: Kimberly Bong and Ong Ker Ying ended Malaysia's 13-year wait for a diving medal at the World University Games when they clinched the women's 3m springboard synchro silver medal in Chengdu, China, today.
The Malaysian pair, who only teamed up recently, garnered 257.82 points at the Jiangyang Cultural & Sports Centre.
China's Chen Jia-Yang Ruiilin clinched gold after collecting 330.75 points, while Italians Neroni Elettra and Borello Matildo picked up the bronze medal with 237.30 points.
"We are excited and happy to stand on the podium. We are satisfied with the result because it is our first competition as a pair," said Kimberly.
"Honestly, we were paired up only two weeks ago. We also had a few sessions here to build our chemistry.
Kimberly-Ker Ying's silver equals Malaysia's achievement at the 2011 Shenzhen edition.
Then, two-time Olympic medallist Pandelela Rinong won the 10m platform silver.
Pandelela and Leong Mun Yee also delivered bronze in the platform synchro.
Malaysia have now won one gold, one silver and four bronze medals in Chengdu.