Muhammad Syafiq misses 1m springboard final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysian diver Muhammad Syafiq Puteh today failed to qualify for the final of the men’s 1 meter springboard event at the 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

The 23-year-old diver accumulated 283.20 points to finish 33rd out of 44 divers, after completing six attempts in the preliminary round held at the Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center.

Muhammad Syafiq started quite well with 58.60 points in his first dive but faltered in the second dive with only 37.20 points.

Wang Zongyuan of China topped the preliminary with 429.40 points, followed by countryman Peng Jianfeng at 410.80 points while South Korean Woo Ha-ram finished third with 396.10 points.

Only the top 12 divers qualified for the final round on Sunday.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)