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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Malaysia's duo won silver medal in the women's synchronised 10m platform, rewarded 600K and pension

After making the nation proud by winning the silver medal in the women’s synchronised 10m platform early this morning, coming in behind China and beating Canada, Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoong have been rewarded generously for their efforts.

The National Sports Council under its incentive scheme for Olympics will grant the silver medallists, RM600,000 plus a RM3,000 pension.

NSC director-general Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail said both divers would equally share the incentive and the pension, which starts immediately, Bernama reports.

A thankful Pandelela who is now getting used to the Olympics podium after winning four years ago in the London Olympics wrote on her Instargram account after her win: “4 years ago today I won my first Olympics bronze medal.

“Today I won my first Olympics silver medal and I'm not alone. @cheongjunhoong,” she said.

Earlier posting a picture of her with her fellow diver clutching the silver medal in their hands, she wrote, “Thank God for making this happened [sic].”

Fans were quick to respond congratulating the pair while showing their support.

“Congratulations pandelela..#malaysiaboleh.. keep making Malaysia proud,” one Instagram user wrote.

“Congratulations!!!!!so proud of you two!!!,” another said.

The 23-year-old who also expressed she is proud to win Malaysia’s first medal at this Olympics will be competing in the 10m platform individual this August 17, while her partner will also be competing in the 3m springboard on Friday.

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