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Nur Dhabitah binti Sabri (born 12 July 1999) is a Malaysian diver. She won the bronze medal in the 10 metre synchronised platform event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Nur Dhabitah Sabri
2017 SEA Games Medal.jpg
Personal information
Birth name Nur Dhabitah binti Sabri
Born (1999-07-12) 12 July 1999 (age 18)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)[1]
Sport
Country  Malaysia
Sport Diving
Event(s) 3 m, 3 m synchro, 10 m, 10 m synchro

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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 thru swimming clubs. After several competition, her father decided to switch her into diving due to her small body physique.[2] 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. Dhabitah likes to watch Korean drama and also an avid fan of K-pop. Besides that, she occasionally practices and delves into extreme sport such as parkour and trampoline as a hobby.

CareerEdit

 
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.[3] At the 2013 SEA Games, Dhabitah won the gold medal in 10m synchronized platform with Leong Mun Yee.[4]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Dhabitah won the bronze medal in 10m synchronized platform with Pandelela Rinong.[5] She also finished sixth in the 3m synchronized springboard with Ng Yan Yee and eleventh in 3m springboard individual.[6][7]

At the 2015 SEA Games, Dhabitah and Ng Yan Yee won the gold medal in 3m synchronized springboard.[8] In September 2015, after winning the women’s 10m platform individual at the 2015 Asian Diving Cup, Dhabitah earned a slot to the 2016 Summer Olympics.[9] In February 2016, Dhabitah and Cheong Jun Hoong earn an Olympic spot in the 3m synchronized springboard after finishing fifth at the Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.[10]

In her first event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Dhabitah and Cheong finished fifth in the 3m synchronized springboard. They were in bronze medal position after the third dive but a mistake by Cheong in the fourth dive cost Dhabitah a first Olympic medal.[11] Dhabitah advances to the final of 10m platform where she finished ninth with 338 points.[12] She started being recognised during the Games due to the hype around her bubbly smiling personality during intense diving match.[13]

In April 2017, Dhabitah teamed up with Pandelela to bagged a silver in 10m synchronized platform in Windsor, Canada. It was her first medal in the Diving World Series.[14] At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Dhabitah reach the final of 3m springboard individual where she finished 10th with 292.35 points.[15]

She was chosen to light up the cauldron in during the opening ceremony of the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.[16] Dhabitah took silver in 3m springboard individual which was won by compatriot, Ng Yan Yee.[17] Dhabitah would later partnered Ng to win gold in 3m synchronized springboard.[18] In October 2017, They were stripped of their gold medal after Ng failed a doping test. However, Dhabitah who originally finished behind Wendy in the 3m springboard individual was elevated to first place.[19]

Competition historyEdit

Malaysia National Competition

Competition 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Sukma Games 3rd 2nd 1st 1st
MSSM (Malaysia Schools Sport Council) 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st
8TH NSC-MILO-ASUM Championship 1st
47TH National Age Group Championship 1st

International Competition

Competition 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Olympics Games 9th
Commonwealth Games 3rd
Southeast Asia Games 1st 1st 1st

2nd

FINA Diving World Series 7th 5th 4th
FINA Diving Grand Prix 14th 5th 1st 2nd
FINA World Championship 8th
Asian Diving Cup 1st 1st
17TH Asian Games Incheon 6th
Macau International Diving Invitational 1st
Southeast Asia Swimming Championship 1st

Honours and awardsEdit

  • SAM-100 Plus Best Young Athlete: 2016[20]
  • Federal Territories (FT) Best Sportswoman: 2015/2016[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nur Dhabitah binti Sabri". Kuala Lumpur 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Solomon Samuel (19 March 2009). "Petite Nor Dhabitah finds her calling on the diving board". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Lim Teik Huat (13 June 2012). "Nur Dhabitah, 13, youngest to win senior international titles". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Starsport Team (21 December 2013). "Leong and Bitah make it a golden sweep in diving". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  5. ^ Rajes Paul (30 July 2014). "Bronze debut for Pandelela-Dhabitah in 10m platform synchro". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Dhabitah fails to win second medal". The Star. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Eric Samuel (3 August 2014). "Tears, joy and delight for Malaysia's diving girls at Glasgow". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  8. ^ Lim Teik Huat (8 June 2015). "SEA Games: Golden run continues in diving". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  9. ^ Lim Teik Huat (5 September 2015). "Perfect day for Dhabitah to earn Olympic ticket (updated)". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  10. ^ Lim Teik Huat (21 February 2016). "Jun Hoong-Dhabitah earn synchro ticket to Rio Olympics". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  11. ^ Phuah Shew Beng (8 August 2016). "Malaysian divers agonisingly miss 3m springboard synchro medal". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "No medal from Pandelela, Dhabitah in 10m platform". The Star. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "Bright future for beaming Dhabitah". The Star. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  14. ^ Lim Teik Huat (23 April 2017). "Dhabitah finally bags Diving World Series medal". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  15. ^ Lim Teik Huat (23 July 2017). "Time to hunker down". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Diving's rising star Nur Dhabitah the chosen one to light up cauldron". The Malay Mail Online. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  17. ^ Lim Teik Huat (26 August 2017). "Yan Yee bags Malaysia's first diving gold". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  18. ^ "SEA Games: Malaysia wins women's 3m springboard synchro event". The Star. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  19. ^ Lim Teik Huat (26 October 2017). "Diver Wendy Ng fails doping test". The Star. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  20. ^ "Chong Wei crowned 'Best Athlete' at SAM-100Plus Awards 2016". New Straits Times. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  21. ^ "Nur Dhabitah, Danial crowned FT best sportswoman, sportsman". Malaysiakini. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 

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