SEA Games: Gold medal redemption for Malaysian diver Yan Yee

By Seng Foo 6 December 2019 433
SEA Games: Gold medal redemption for Malaysian diver Yan Yee
Ng Yan Yee completed her road to redemption after winning a gold medal in the women's individual three-metre springboard event at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines on Friday.

It was one of the events the 26-year-old Malaysian diver lost her gold medal after failing a doping test at the 2017 SEA Games.

At the New Clark City Aquatics Center, she blew her competitiors out of the water with a total score of 298.90 points.

National compatriot Jasmine Lai Pui Yee finished second with 241.95 points and Vietnam's Ngo Phuong Mai (241.25 points) took home bronze.

It was her fourth official gold medal after achieving success in synchronised three-metre springboard in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Ng was banned for eight months for failing the doping test, and returned to diving action last year ahead of the 2018 Asian Games, where she won silver in women's synchronised three-metre springboard with Nur Dhabitah Sabri in Indonesia.

On the same day, Chew Yiwei, partnering Ooi Tze Liang, defended his gold medal in the men's synchronised three-metre springboard event with 398.16 points.

Chew won the gold medal with Ahmad Amsyar Azman in Kuala Lumpur two years ago, while Ooi also found success in the same event in Myanmar in 2013.

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