SEA Diving (Women’s 1m Springboard): Fong Kay Yian braves injury to win bronze

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Fong Kay Yian executing her final dive which gave her a score of 19.5. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)

Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Monday, June 11, 2012 — Singapore’s Fong Kay Yian braved injury to come from behind as she clinched the bronze medal in the women’s 1m Springboard event at the Southeast Asia Swimming Championships.

Kay Yian was lagging right from the start but she put together a slightly more consistent performance towards the end to finish with 188.65 points (total dive difficulty 11.3). Fellow Singaporean diver Myra Lee, who was executing an almost similar routine as Kay Yian, finished in fourth place with a total score of 187.70 (total dive difficulty 11.4).

Kay Yian was visibly in discomfort before the start of the event as she was seen nursing the back of her neck with an ice pack. She was also in tears while at the call room but quickly recovered to start the competition. However, she had a poor first attempt as her 105C Forward 2½ Somersaults received a 11.5, the lowest among all divers.

Kay Yian was able to make a comeback as her second dive (403B Inward 1½ Somersault) earned 19.0. She continued to score consistent numbers in her next two dives but was still trailing teammate Myra 147.70 to 155.80.

In her final dive (Back 1½ Somersaults ½ Twist), she earned a 19.5, her highest score of the event to finish with a total of 188.65. Myra’s attempt (Forward 1½ Somersaults 1 Twist) on the other hand fell short as it earned 14.5 from the judges for her to finish behind Kay Yian by one point.

Malaysia took both the gold and silver medals with 13-year-old starlet Nur Dhabitah bagging her second gold medal at the championships when she scored a total of 220.20 points (total dive difficulty 10.9).

Fellow Malaysian Adeline Chin Wei Ling chose to keep it simple for this event. Her first three dives had an average dive difficulty of 1.7 but her precision scored well with the judges as she received high scores in all three attempts. She ultimately finished with a total of 206.65 points (total dive difficulty 9.4).

Malaysia cemented their place at the top of the medal table with 12 medals (6 golds, 4 silvers, 2 bronzes). Indonesia finished second with five medals (2 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes) while Singapore were third with six (3 silvers, 3 bronzes).

Detailed Scores
Nur Dhabitah

Dive
 
Height
DD
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
Total
Points
Score
203CBack 1½ Somersaults12.06.55.56.56.56.519.539.0039.00
303CReverse 1½ Somersaults12.17.06.56.56.57.020.042.0081.00
403CInward 1½ Somersaults12.26.07.07.06.56.019.542.90123.90
105CForward 2½ Somersaults12.46.56.56.55.56.519.546.80202.30
5132DForward 1½ Somersaults 1 Twist12.28.07.57.57.56.522.549.50220.20

Adeline Chin Wei Ling
Dive
 
Height
DD
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
Total
Points
Score
201BBack Dive11.67.06.07.07.07.021.033.6033.60
301BReverse Dive11.77.56.07.57.57.522.538.2571.85
103BForward 1½ Somersaults11.77.06.58.08.08.023.039.10110.95
403CInward 1½ Somersaults12.27.07.08.07.58.022.549.50160.45
5132DForward 1½ Somersaults 1 Twist12.27.07.07.06.07.021.046.20206.65

Fong Kay Yian
Dive
 
Height
DD
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
Total
Points
Score
105CForward 2½ Somersaults12.43.54.54.04.03.511.527.6027.60
403BInward 1½ Somersaults12.44.56.56.56.07.019.045.6073.20
203BBack 1½ Somersaults12.35.06.05.05.55.015.535.65108.85
303CReverse 1½ Somersaults12.16.56.05.56.07.018.538.85147.70
5231DBack 1½ Somersaults ½ Twist12.16.56.56.56.06.519.540.95188.65

Myra Lee
Dive
 
Height
DD
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
Total
Points
Score
105CForward 2½ Somersaults12.44.55.05.53.54.013.532.4032.40
403BInward 1½ Somersaults12.46.56.07.06.57.020.048.0080.40
203BBack 1½ Somersaults12.37.06.56.56.57.020.046.00126.40
303CReverse 1½ Somersaults12.14.55.05.04.54.514.029.40155.80
5132DForward 1½ Somersaults 1 Twist12.24.56.04.55.05.014.531.90187.70

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