SEA Games: Teen diver Avvir Tham wins 1st medal for Singapore in Hanoi

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Singapore diver Avvir Tham during the men's 1m springboard competition. The 17-year-old won silver in the event. (PHOTO: Sport Singapore/ Andy Chua)
Singapore diver Avvir Tham during the men's 1m springboard competition. The 17-year-old won silver in the event. (PHOTO: Sport Singapore/ Andy Chua)

SINGAPORE — Singapore clinched its first medal at the Hanoi SEA Games on Monday (9 May), when diver Avvir Tham won a silver in the men's 1m springboard competition.

The 17-year-old was making his debut at the biennial Games, scored 286.40 points in the final to finish behind defending champion Ooi Tze Liang of Malaysia (377.70 points) and earn his silver medal at the Aquatics Sports Palace. Malaysia's Bertrand Lise (284.90 points) came in third for the bronze medal.

Singapore divers have began competing at the Hanoi Games before the opening ceremony on Thursday. On Sunday, Fong Kay Yian and Mira Dewan participated in the women's 1m springboard competition, and finished fifth and sixth respectively as Malaysia's Nur Dhabitah Sabri won the first gold medal at the Games.

Fong and Ashlee Tan finished third out of three teams in the women’s 3m synchronised springboard final on Monday. Only the top two teams won medals.

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