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Cheong Jun Hoong is a Malaysian diver.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's synchronised 3 metre springboard. She finished 3rd in both the Women's 3 metre springboard and the Women's synchronised 3 metre springboard at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships in 2012.[2] Cheong won silver medal in the Women's Synchronized 10 Metre Platform event with Pandelela Rinong at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first pair of Malaysian women to win silver at the Olympics.

Cheong Jun Hoong
Personal information
Native name 張俊虹
Full name Cheong Jun Hoong
Born (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 27)
Perak, Malaysia
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 46 kg (101 lb)
Sport
Country  Malaysia
Event(s) 10 m, 10 m synchro, 3 m
Partner Pandelela Rinong Pamg
Coached by Li Lijie

Cheong became Malaysia's first diving World Champion, when she took home the gold medal in the Women's 10 Metre Platform event in the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, pipping her closest rival by just 1.5 points. She also won a bronze in the Women's Synchronized 10 Metre Platform event with Pandelela Rinong.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2016 Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM)-100plus Sports Awards Best Athlete (with Pandelela Rinong) Nominated [3]

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