Divers make big splash with 2 medals

Divers make big splash with 2 medals

MYANMAR - Singapore's divers bagged two more medals yesterday at the SEA Games, just a day after winning the sport's first at the biennial event in almost 30 years.

Twins Mark and Timothy Lee took silver in the men's 3m synchronised springboard, scoring 336.45 points to finish behind Malaysia's Ooi Tze Liang and Azman Ahmad Amsyar (373.35).

Indonesia's Jamjami Sukran and Putra Adityo were third (334.62).

Singapore's Fong Kay Yian and Myra Lee then posted 223.53 points to take bronze in the women's event. Malaysia's Ng Yan Yee and Cheong Jun Hoong won the gold (293.70) while Indonesians Indah Eka Purnama and Setyaningsih Dewi were second (249.90).

Said Kay Yian, 17, who took a year off her studies at the Singapore Sports School to train full-time: "We just told ourselves not to look at other teams, not get distracted by what they're doing and just concentrate on what we're supposed to do.

"I feel honoured that we've made a mark in diving after so many years. It feels like our hard work has paid off."

Timothy, 19, added: "There was a bit of pressure before the competition because the other teams were using dives with the same degree of difficulty as us.

"Malaysia is world-class when it comes to diving, but I hope Singapore will be able to give them a run for their money. We'll train very hard and hope to give them some competition come 2015."

maychen@sph.com.sg


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