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Nur Dhabitah binti Sabri (born 12 July 1999) is a Malaysian athlete for Aquatic Sports in diving.

Nur Dhabitah Sabri
Personal information
Full name Nur Dhabitah Binti Sabri
Nickname(s) Dhabitah
Nationality Malaysia
Born (1999-07-12) 12 July 1999 (age 18)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)[1]
Sport
Country  Malaysia
Sport Diving
Event(s) 3 meter , 3 meter synchronised, 10 meter, 10 meter synchronised

In 2018, she won 2 bronze medal respectively for her 10 meter synchronised platform and 3 meter synchronised springboard event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Simultaneously improving from her previous record of her bronze medal in the 10 metre synchronised platform event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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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 through 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 such as Running Man. She is also an avid fan of K-pop groups such as Big Bang, 2NE1 and Black Pink. Besides that, she occasionally practices and delves into extreme sport such as parkour and trampoline as a hobby.

Her favourite Malaysian delicacy is Roti Canai.

CareerEdit

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 10 meter synchronised platform with Leong Mun Yee.[4]

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

 
Nur Dhabitah Sabri with the medals she had won during 2017 Southeast Asian Games.

At the 2015 SEA Games, Dhabitah and Ng Yan Yee won the gold medal in 3 meter synchronised springboard.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] Dhabitah advances to the final of 10 meter 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 Rinong to bagged a silver in 10 meter synchronised 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 3 meter springboard individual where she finished 10th with 292.35 points.[15]

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

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

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
Olympics Games 9th
Commonwealth Games   Bronze   Bronze

  Bronze

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

Honours and awardsEdit

YEAR AWARD CATEGORY RESULT
2017 Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM) -100 Plus[20] Malaysia Most Promising Athlete 2016 Won
Federal Territories (FT)[21] 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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". NST Online. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 
  21. ^ "Nur Dhabitah, Danial crowned FT Best Sportswoman, Sportsman 2015/2016". NST Online. 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 

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