Diver Pandelela Rinong is on course for a second Rio Olympics medal after advancing to the 10m platform final on Thursday. Also through was Nur Dhabitah Sabri in an event Malaysia has targeted a medal from. (Bernama photo)

RIO DE JANEIRO: Diver Pandelela Rinong is on course for a second Rio Olympics medal after advancing to the 10m platform final on Thursday.

Also through was Nur Dhabitah Sabri in an event Malaysia has targeted a medal from.

Pandelela, a bronze medallist in this event at the 2012 London Games, qualified for the final with 336.95 points for sixth place.

Dhabitah scored 307.65 to advance in 11th place at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre.

The final is later on Thursday (Friday, 3am in Malaysia).

China's Si Yajie led the qualifiers with 389.30 points. American Jessica Parrato (367.00) and another Chinese diver, Ren Qian (362.40) were second and third, respectively.

Pandelela is seeking a second medal in Rio after clinching the 10m platform synchronised silver with Cheng Jun Hoong.

For Dhabitah, the event offers a chance for her to win a medal after narrowly missing out in the 3m springboard synchronised with Jun Hoong.

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