The silver was Malaysia’s best-ever achievement in the biennial meet. Huang Qiang-Bryan Nickson Lomas earned Malaysia’s first-ever medal when they took the bronze in the men’s 3m springboard synchro in the 2012 edition in London.
Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (ASUM) secretary Edwin Chong was delighted with Jun Hoong-Mun Yee’s achievement.
“Jun Hoong’s performance is comforting news for us. She can now partner Mun Yee at the Commonwealth Games if Pandelela is not fit in time.
“Jun Hoong only started training for the platform synchro two days ago. Our divers’ degree of difficulties is about the same with all the other teams, so a medal is possible in Glasgow,” said Edwin.