Yan through to diving semi-finals

Malaysia’s Yan Yee Ng successfully qualified for the women’s 3m springboard diving semi-finals at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in Rio on Friday.

Yan’s score of 299.05 from five dives – forward, backward, reverse, inward and twisting – was good enough to see her snatch the 17th out of 18 qualifying spots at the end of the day’s preliminary competition.

Her countrywoman Cheong Jun Hoong was also in action, but could only finish in 21st place with a score of 282.25.

Leading the way heading into Saturday’s semi-finals is Canada’s Jennifer Abel, who boasts a score of 373.00.

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