KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — National diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri finished a credible fourth place in her maiden appearance in the finals of the 3m individual springboard event at the Tokyo Olympics today.
Dhabitah, better known as Bitah, was the only Malaysian to make the finals after compatriot Ng Yan Yee failed to get past the semifinals stage.
China’s Shi Tingmao was in incredible form, leading from start to finish, consistently scoring in the high 70’s to defend the title she won at the Rio Olympics five years ago.
Shi added to her 3m springboard synchronised gold medal she won with partner Wang Han on July 25.
Dhabitah scored 63 points in her first dive to sit in 6th place after round one. She scored 66.65 in second dive (fifth place), followed by 61.5 points in her third dive (fourth place), 67.5 in the fourth dive (fourth place) and 67.50 in her fifth dive (fourth place), with a total score of 326.15.