Nur Dhabitah Sabri

Nur Dhabitah binti Sabri AMW (born 12 July 1999) is a Malaysian diver.

Nur Dhabitah Sabri
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Personal information
Full nameNur Dhabitah binti Sabri
Born (1999-07-12) 12 July 1999 (age 21)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)[1]
Country Malaysia
Event(s)3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m, 10 m synchro

Early and personal lifeEdit

Dhabitah was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sabri Hashim and Fazidah Jaafar. She is the youngest among four siblings. Initially, she started her aquatic exposure through swimming clubs. After several competition, her father decided to switch her into diving due to her small body physique. She learned swimming and diving together with her older brother, Muhammad Danial Sabri. Both of them were planning to debut internationally together but unable due to Danial's traumatic physical injury sustained before the debut. She occasionally practices and delves into extreme sport such as parkour and trampoline as a hobby.


Dhabitah lighting up the cauldron to officiates the opening of 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur

In June 2012, Dhabitah became the youngest Malaysian diver to win at a senior international competition by winning two events at the South-East Asia Swimming Championships in Singapore. At the 2013 SEA Games, Dhabitah won the gold medal in 10 meter synchronised platform with Leong Mun Yee.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Dhabitah won the bronze medal in 10 meter synchronised platform with Pandelela Rinong.[2] She also finished sixth in the 3 meter synchronised springboard with Ng Yan Yee and eleventh in 3 meter springboard individual.

At the 2015 SEA Games, Dhabitah and Ng Yan Yee won the gold medal in 3 meter synchronised springboard. In September 2015, after winning the women’s 10 meter platform individual at the 2015 Asian Diving Cup, Dhabitah earned a slot to the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3] In February 2016, Dhabitah and Cheong Jun Hoong earned an Olympic spot in the 3 meter synchronised springboard after finishing fifth at the Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.[4]

In her first event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Dhabitah and Cheong Jun Hoong finished fifth in the 3 meter synchronized springboard. They were in bronze medal position after the third dive but a mistake by Cheong Jun Hoong in the fourth dive cost Dhabitah a first Olympic medal.[5] Dhabitah advances to the final of 10 meter platform where she finished ninth with 338 points.[6]

In April 2017, Dhabitah teamed up with Pandelela Rinong to bagged a silver in 10 meter synchronised platform in Windsor, Canada. It was her first medal in the Diving World Series.[7] At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Dhabitah reach the final of 3 meter springboard individual where she finished 10th with 292.35 points.

Honourably, Dhabitah was chosen to light up the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.[8] Dhabitah took silver in 3 meter springboard individual which was won by compatriot, Ng Yan Yee.[9] Dhabitah would later partnered with Ng Yan Yee to win gold in 3 meter synchronised springboard.[10] In October 2017, they were stripped of their gold medal after Ng Yan Yee failed a doping test.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Dhabitah won a bronze medal with Leong Mun Yee in the 3 meter synchronised springboard.[11] They won another bronze medal in 10 meter synchronised platform. At the 2018 Asian Games, the pair won bronze in the 10 meter synchronised platform.[12] In her second event of the Games, she got a silver with Ng Yan Yee in the 3 metre synchronized springboard.[13] In her third event, she misses out on bronze medal after finishing in fourth place in the 1 metre springboard.[14] In her last event, she won a bronze medal in the 3 metre springboard, finishing behind Shi Tingmao and Wang Han of China.[15]

Competition historyEdit

Malaysia National Competition

Competition 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Sukma Games   Bronze   Silver   Gold   Gold
MSSM (Malaysia Schools Sport Council)   Bronze   Bronze   Gold   Gold   Gold   Gold
8TH NSC-MILO-ASUM Championship   Gold
47TH National Age Group Championship   Gold

International Competition

Competition 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Olympic Games 9th
Commonwealth Games   Bronze   Bronze
Southeast Asia Games   Gold   Gold   Gold
FINA Diving World Series 7th 5th 4th
FINA Diving Grand Prix 14th 5th   Gold   Silver
FINA World Championship 8th
Asian Diving Cup   Gold   Gold
Asian Games 6th   Silver
Macau International Diving Invitational   Gold
Southeast Asia Swimming Championship   Gold


Year Award Category Result
2017 Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) -100 Plus[16] Malaysia Most Promising Athlete 2016 Won
Federal Territories (FT)[17] Best Sportswoman Won
2016 Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang Yayasan Kuala Lumpur Best Sport Achievement 2015 - Aquatics Won
2015 Anugerah Sukan KPM MSSM-Milo Best Female Won
Anugerah Sukan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Future Female Sport Athlete 2013/2014 Won
Anugerah Sekolah Sukan Bukit Jalil Best Female Sport Athlete Won
2014 Majlis Anugerah Sukan Wilayah Persekutuan Best Female of 2011/2012 Won
2011 Majlis Juara Juara MSSWP Sports Achievement in MSSM Won
2010 The 2ND Young Malaysian Outstanding Achievement Sports Won
Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan Kokurikulum Peringkat Putrajaya Best Primary School Athlete Won



  1. ^ "Nur Dhabitah binti Sabri". Kuala Lumpur 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ Vijesh Rai (30 July 2014). "COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Surprise bronze for Pandelela". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ Ajitpal Singh (5 September 2015). "Nur Dhabitah Sabri, qualifies for Rio Olympics". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  4. ^ Ajitpal Singh (21 February 2016). "Jun Hoong - Dhabitah clinch Olympic spot in Rio". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ Vijesh Rai (8 August 2016). "(Olympics) Malaysian divers let bronze slip away". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ Vijesh Rai (19 August 2016). "(Olympics) Pandelela, Dhabitah miss out on medal". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  7. ^ Ajitpal Singh (22 April 2017). "(Diving) Pandelela-Nur Dhabitah grab silver in Diving World Series' season finale". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Diving's rising star Nur Dhabitah the chosen one to light up cauldron". The Malay Mail Online. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  9. ^ Saiful Affendy (26 August 2017). New Straits Times Retrieved 2 December 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Jugjet Singh (29 August 2017). "KL2017: Malaysian divers make clean sweep today with three gold medals". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  11. ^ Ajitpal Singh and Nor Hairulnizam Wahid (11 April 2018). "Mun Yee-Dhabitah settle for bronze in 3m synchro". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  12. ^ Azidan Nahar and Azlan Muhammad Zain (28 August 2018). "Dhabitah, Mun Yee take bronze". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Wendy Ng, Nur Dhabitah claim diving silver". Malay Mail. 29 August 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Diver Nur Dhabitah misses out on bronze medal by two points". Malay Mail. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Nur Dhabitah ends Asiad outing with bronze". New Straits Times. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Chong Wei crowned 'Best Athlete' at SAM-100Plus Awards 2016". NST Online. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Nur Dhabitah, Danial crowned FT Best Sportswoman, Sportsman 2015/2016". NST Online. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  18. ^ "King presents FT awards to 200". Bernama. The Star (Malaysia). 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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