Malaysia’s rising sports star continues to make history
The year 2022 has been good for Malaysian diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri who made headlines in May when she won Malaysia’s first gold at the SEA Games 2021 in women’s 1m springboard.
In July, she clinched her first medal at World Championship when she and teammate Pandelela Rinong came in third in the women’s 10m platform synchro event. At the Commonwealth Games 2022, she claimed three medals, including a bronze for her signature event, women’s 3m springboard, which made her the first Malaysian diver on the podium for this event at the Games.
The youngest diver to win at the Southeast Asian Swimming Championship proved to be the one to watch ever since her stellar performance at the SEA Games 2013.
She won her first medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, a bronze in the 10m synchronised platform with Pandelela Rinong, and qualified for her first Olympics in 2016. She came close to winning her first Olympic medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020 when she finished fourth in the women’s 3m springboard final.
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In addition to her driving prowess, Nur Dhabitah Sabri is well known for her persistent radiant smile, which she says helps her calm her nerves.