Anak Sarawak Pandelela membawa kejayaan dan kebanggaan kepada Malaysia
Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Olympian medal winner 2012
Posted on August 10, 2012, Friday
Pandelala Rinong Pamg –Bernama photo
PANDELELA, 19-year-old Bidayuh from Sarawak, is the first female Malaysian athlete to win a medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and the second Malaysian to win an Olympic medal in any sport other than badminton, when she took the bronze in the 10m diving event.
She is 5’3″ tall and weighs 49.5 kg.
Pandelela won a bronze medal in the Women’s 10 m Synchronized Platform with Mun Yee Leong and placed 5th in the Women’s 10 m platform at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships.
The diving lass also competed in the Women’s 10 m platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
She was the flag bearer for the Malaysian contingent at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore where she won the silver medals in the girls’ 10m platform event and 3m springboard event.
At New Delhi 2010, Pandelela won Malaysia’s first Commonwealth Games gold medal in an aquatic sport by winning the women’s 10m platform.
She became Malaysia’s first female flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics where she competed in the 10m platform synchronized event with her partner Leong Mun Yee