Who is SHE?

Pandelela Rinong (Malaysia)

Pandelela Rinong (Malaysia) (Photo credit: Sum_of_Marc)

The Malaysian Bronze Girl

The Malaysian Bronze Girl (Photo credit: algenta101)

Who is she? People talks about Pandelela, Pandelela, Pandelela…Eveyone is talking about her, The Diving Queen of Malaysia!! Anywhere, everywhere…all nation is still talking about her.. But, did you know who is she? Which part of  Sarawak, or Kuching does she comes from?

Well, here is a bit about her..

Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg was born on 02 March 1993. She is from Kampung Jugan, Bau, which means she is from the Bidayuh ethnic. At the age of seven, she was selected as a state diver and then continues her training at Sports School Bukit  Jalil in Selangor.

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, she won a bronze medal in the Women’s 10 m Synchronized Platform with Leong Mun Yee and placed 5th in the Women’s 10 m platform. She also competed in the Women’s 10 m platform at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

She was the flag bearer for the Malaysian contingent at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore where she won the silver medals in the girls’ 10m platform event and 3m springboard event.

At New Delhi 2010, she won Malaysia’s first Commonwealth Games gold medal in an aquatic sport by winning the women’s 10m platform.

She became Malaysia’s first female flag bearer at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics where she competed in the individual 10 m platform and the 10 m platform synchronized event with her partner Leong Mun Yee.

She became the first Malaysian female athlete to win an Olympics medal, and the first Malaysian athlete to win an Olympics medal in a sport besides badminton by winning a bronze medal in the Women’s 10 m platform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This also makes her the first non-Malay bumiputera to win a medal for Malaysia at the Olympics.

Well, you all must know that its not only in the previous London 2012 Olympics Games that this Diving Queen won ever, but she also had won a lot of medals from other games as well..

2012 Olympic London    – 10m platform         – BRONZE

2009 Rome World Championship  – 10m synchro platform     – BRONZE

2011 Beijing World Series    – 10m synchro platform     – SILVER

2011 Moscow World Series    – 10m platform   – SILVER

2010 Singapore Youth Olympics  – 10m platform & 3m springboard – 2 SILVER

2010 Guangzhou Asian Games  –  10m platform(BRONZE) & 10m synchro platform (SILVER)

2010 New Delhi Commonwealth      –  10m synchro platform(SILVER) & 10m platform (GOLD)

2009 Vientiane   –  10m platform & 10m synchro platform   – 2 GOLD

2007 Nakhon Ratchasima   – 10m synchro platform      – GOLD

2011 Shenzhen Universiade  – 10m platform (SILVER) & 10M synchro platform (BRONZE)

Pandelela oh Pandelela…

Pandelela oh Pandelela..

24th August 2012..The world is still talking about this young girl.. Because of she already make a surprise to the world that she already get the Bronze Medal in the Olympic Games 2012 in London.. Not only the world, but the media is still tracking on her story.. And not only the media, but ME tooo!!! ^_^..

Few days ago, Pandelela Renong Pamg comes home to Kuching with her mother and father, arrived at Kuching International Airport and also been welcomed by the Ministry of Sarawak and the officers, paraded on an expensive car through all the way to Kuching and to the Astana for a bestowal by the Sarawak State Government to her. In the ceremony, she has been rewarded with MYR60,000 and full scholarship for her to continue her study in Australia.. It really worth her!!

Aside from the grand welcoming for this Bidayuh Bau girl, there is also a rumors and some bad talk-kind of political comments that state government(or our CM-Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud) should reward her with a shop lot for her to make business and whatsoever.. Hmmmm, i think if for me, i would rather take the full scholarship reward to further study rather than the shoplot, coz for me education is the first thing has to come out rather than that “business thing”..

Other than that, at the ceremony, other 2 divers that also from Sarawak-Brian Nickson Lomas and Tracy also gets their reward for their effort to compete in the Olympic games.

Last night, the press also comes up with the story of Pandelela and Dato’ Lee Chong Wei gets their MYR100,000 each for their medal winning in the Olympic games.. wOW!!!!

(pssttt!!! i think with the money, Pandelela can buy the 3 shoplots for her mum and dad!!) ^_^