CONGRATULATIONS to Pandelela Rinong, the BrandLaureate Sports ICON award winner for winning Malaysia’s first-ever Diving World Cup gold medal at the Diving World Cup, women’s 10m platform individual final in Tokyo on May 5, 2021.
The Sarawak-born diver, claimed the Gold medal after finishing with 355.70 points at the end of the five-dive competition held at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Pandelela was awarded The Brand Laureate Grand Master Brand Icon Leadership Award in 2012 for her achievements in diving. She has come a long way since then.
The 28-year-old diver is now the first Malaysian to make it to the top of the World Cup podium. It is her second individual career medal and third overall.
Earlier, in the 2018 edition, Pandelela, took home the bronze medal after qualifying from the semi-final in third spot with a score of 333.00.
The Malaysian diver is also a two-time Olympic medalist and has won a total of five medals at the World Championships.
Pandelela earned her first medal – a silver – while partnering Cheong Jun Hoong in the women’s 10m platform synchro in the 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro.
The duo subsequently clinched the Gold medal in the women’s 10m platform synchro event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia.
Congratulations to Pandelela Rinong once again, continue to make Malaysia proud!
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