Commonwealth Games 2022: Pandelea Pamg falters as Andrea Spendolini Sirieix wins women's 10m platform final

Malaysian star Pamg couldn't find any rhythm, but England's divers could with 17-year-old Spendolini Sirieix and Lois Toulson taking gold and silver respectively.

By Andrew Binner
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Pandelela Pamg struggled to find any rhythm as she finished eleventh in the women's 10m platform diving final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Thursday (4 August).

The same couldn't be said for England's Andrea Spendolini Sirieix, however, who won gold with a magical final dive.

The 17-year-old had huge pressure on her shoulders following compatriot Lois Toulson's 81.6 effort on the penultimate plunge. But Sirieix delivered an ice cool back 2.5 somersaults 1.5 twists worth 86.4, a 357.50 total overall, and her first Commonwealth gold medal.

"I'm very, very happy. It's amazing, especially for it to be in a home Games – and the first time I've actually had a crowd, because I didn't have one at Tokyo [Olympic Games in 2021] and the other internationals I've done," Sirieix said after.

"It's incredible. I've had so much fun and I wasn't really scared. I was peaceful.

"Overall, I've never had that much fun in a competition."

Toulson took silver with 337.3, while bronze went to Canada's Caeli McKay with 317.5.

Two-time Commonwealth Games champion Pamg struggled from the start with over rotations, averaging around the 50s for her first three jumps.

The Malaysian's fourth-round attempt at an inward 3.5 somersault in tuck received a a disappointing 33.6, which ended her chances of finishing in a medal position.

Her final score after five rounds was 260.90, but that didn't stop the diving legend from flashing a smile and waving at her adoring fans in the crowed, who were vocal throughout the contest.

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Women's 10m platform results at Birmingham 2022

1 Andrea Spendolini Sirieix, England - 357.5
2 Lois Toulson, England - 337.3
3 Caeli McKay, Canada - 317.5
4 Eden Chen, England - 302. 85
5 Emily Meany, Australia - 299.35
6 Celina Toth Canada - 298.4
7 Emily Boyd, Australia - 296.6
8 Nikita Hains, Australia - 291.1
9 Gemma McArthur, Scotland - 290.9
10 Tanya Watson, Northern Ireland - 282.25

How to watch 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games will be broadcast live in many parts of the world.

UK: BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and BBC website.

Canada: CBC Sports, CBC Sports app

Australia: Channel 7, 7Plus

New Zealand: Sky, TVNZ

India: Sony LIV

Singapore: Mediacorp's free-to-air Channel 5, meWATCH, and YouTube.

Malaysia: RTM

Further TV broadcast and digital live streaming details can be found on the Commonwealth Games website here.


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