Surprisingly Malaysian Cheong Jun Hoong claimed the gold in women’s 10 m platform event, as Chinese Si Yajie clinched the silver and Olympic champion Ren Qian took the bronze.
CHEONG Jun Hoong(MAS)
„My god, I’m a world champion! Of course it is a dream come true. It is the first gold medal at world championships in diving for Malaysia, it’s unexpected and unbelievable. I hoped a medal, but I didn’t think I could beat the Chinese divers. I have focused only for myself and I watched the scoreboard after the last dive of Si Yajie, so I realized my win only at that moment."
„I wanted to clinch a medal, so I’m satisfied. But much to my regret I have 1.5 points left from the gold medal. Win of Cheong is a little surprise for me, but I congratulate for her.”
“I did well during my first two events during these world championships, but now I am really disappointed. I wanted to perform better and get better results, even though we had to face difficulties during the trainings. As an example my height has grown a little since the Olympics, and i had some injuries also.”