Another gold medal to end Sarawak’s diving team’s Sukma campaign

Bertrand celebrates his victory after the medal presentation ceremony

KUALA LUMPUR: The Sarawak diving team ended its Sukma campaign on Thursday (Sept 22) with a top two spot in the men’s platform category.

The gold went to Bertrand Rhodict Lises with 395.05 points, while squadmate Elvis Priestly Clement settled for silver with 371.10 points.

The bronze medal was won by Muhammad Anilrian Normatrud Abdullah from Sabah who scored 321.90 points.

“Well done and congratulations to both our divers for successfully winning medals on the last day of the competition today.

“I also share the joy of our diver’s success,” said assistant chef de mission (ACDM) Datuk Seri Huang Tiong Sii when met after the medal presentation ceremony.

The duo’s victory added two more medals to the camp’s collection, with a total of six medals in various diving categories won throughout their stint.

The first medal from the camp was a bronze through the men’s synchronised 3 metre (m) platform event by Elvis and Soh Tze Kang with a cumulative score of 303.84 points.

The gold medal was captured by Sabah’s Gabriel Gilbert Daim and Julfaddli Ali with 317.37 points, while FT Kuala Lumpur landed silver with a score of 308.40 points through Nurqayyum Nazmi Mohamad Nazim and Yong Rui Jie.

The second day saw Elvis and Jared Aiden Harold taking home the gold with a score of 334.40 points for the men’s synchronised platform category.

FT Kuala Lumpur represented by Nurqayyum Nazmi Mohamad Nazim and Yong Rui Jie got silver with 329.82 points while Sabah’s Julfaddli Ali and Muhammad Anilrian Normatrud Abdullah attained bronze with 291.78 points.

On the same day, Bertrand clinched the silver medal for the men’s 1m springboard category.

A score of 325.05 points from FT Kuala Lumpur diver Hanis Nazirul Jaya Surya landed her the gold, while her squadmate Nurqayyum Nazmi Mohamad Nazim got bronze with 268.40 points.

For the men’s 3m springboard category, Bertrand once again gifted another silver medal to the state after scoring 353.95 points.

He finished behind Sabah’s Gabriel who scored 390.30 points and ahead of bronze medallist Hanis Nazirul Jaya Surya from FT Kuala Lumpur with a 348.60 points score.

Huang (fifth left) in a group photocall with the state’s diving team
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