Wendy Ng Yen Yee, who hogged the limelight for testing positive for sibutramine at the KL2017 Sea Games and was banned eight months, was all smiles after completing a hat-trick of silver medals in the Asian Games.
At the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday the Malaysian partnered Nur Dhabitah Sabri to finish second in the women’s 3m springboard synchro final with 298.23 points – ahead of Koreans Kim Kwang Hui-Kim Mi-hwa (282.78points).
As expected the Chinese duo of Chang yani-Shi Tingmao clinched the gold with a 335.70 total.
For Wendy it was her third silver in the event in the Asian Games. She partnered Leong Mun Yee in 2010 in Guangzhou and Cheong Jun Hong in Incheon in 2014.
“As everyone knows I have not been training until lately. I am happy to win the (silver) medal…we only lost to China,” said Wendy in a television interview after the event.
Dhabitah is also going places in the 18th Asiad in Indonesia. Her silver comes in the wake of winning the bronze medal with Leong Mun Yee in the women’s 10m platform synchro on Tuesday. – BY RIZAL ABDULLAH