Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 9, 2021: The Olympic Council of Malaysia has congratulated Olympic diver Pandelela Rinong on being bestowed the Sarawak State Majesty Degree of Setia Bintang Sarawak (PSBSS) that carries the title Dato'.
This award is in recognition of the Sarawak State Government for the huge success she has achieved in international multi-sport games including the Olympic Games with a silver and a bronze medal, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and South East Asian Games since her first international appearance in 2007.
The OCM said Pandelela had made history for sport in Malaysia when becoming the first female medallist in the Olympic Games – 10m platform individual bronze at London 2012 – and then becoming the first female athlete to win medals at two Olympic Games, adding silver in the 10m platform synchro with Cheong Jun Hoong at Rio 2016.
The Sarawak-born diver, 28, was Malaysia's flagbearer at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010 and at London 2012.
Pandelela also competed at Tokyo 2020 in the women’s 10m platform synchro and individual in what was her fourth Olympic Games.