KUALA LUMPUR: Pandelela Rinong-Cheong Jun Hoong reached the final of the women's 10m platform synchro event at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday.
Pandelela-Jun Hoong, the silver medallists at last year’s Rio Olympics, made the final by posting a commendable 309.66 total.
World Series champions Ren Qian-Si Yajie of China topped the standing with 334.32 points, followed by North Korea’s Kim Mi Rae-Kim Kuk Hyang (325.62) and Australia’s Taneka Koychenko-Melissa Wu (311.16).
The final, comprising 12 pairs, will be held later today.
"Pandelela-Jun Hoong performed well today, but they will need to tighten up their routines for the final," said national coach Yang Zhuliang.
"Winning gold will be tough, but I believe my pair have a chance of taking silver or bronze later today," Yang added.
Men’s 3m springboard synchro: 1) Evgenil Kuznetsov-Ilia Zakharov (Rus) 450.30; 2) Cao Yuan-Xie Siyi (Chn) 443.40; 3) Oleg Kolodiy-Ilya Kvasha (Ukr) 429.99… 10) Ooi Tze Liang-Chew Yiwei (Mas) 370.77.
Women’s 1m springboard individual: 1) Maddison Keeney (Aus) 314.95; 2) Nadezhda Bazhina (Rus) 304.70; 3) Elena Bertocchi (Ita) 296.40 ….12) Cheong Jun Hoong (Mas) 252.45.
Mixed 10m platform synchro: 1) Ren Qian-Lian Junjie (Chn) 352.98; 2) Lois Toulson-Matthew Lee (Bri) 323.28; 3) Kim Mi-rae-Hyon Il-Myong (PRK) 318.12.