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Pandelela, Mun Yee reclaim bronze medal at world meet

UPDATE 9.06am:Paralympic athlete Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won the gold medal in the men's shot put (F20) final of the IPC World Athletics Championships.


National divers Pandelela Rinong and Leong Mun Yee ensured a podium finish in the women's 10m platfom synchronised at the World Aquatics Championship in Barcelona early this morning.

Pandelela and Mun Yee bagged the bronze medal in the Spanish city known for its football team while the famous La Sagrada Família serves as the backdrop for the world competition.

China pair Chen Ruolin-Liu Hui Xia won the gold medal while Canadians Meaghan Benfeito-Roseline Filion were placed second.

The Malaysian duo repeated their efforts in 2009 when they also won the bronze medal in the same event then.

The other two Asian teams who made it to the finals are the divers from North Korea (placed 9th overall) and neighbours South Korea (11th).

On Monday, the national archers came in second after losing 209-203 to Mexico in the recurve men's team final at the Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Colombia.

HD says: Way to go Pandelela and Mun Yee!


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