They succumbed to nerves, which is a common problem with Malaysian athletes, to finish seventh despite being in bronze medal position at one stage.
|Pandelela Rinong-Leong Mun Yee finished seventh in the 10m platform synchro.|
Mistakes littered their dives - especially the third to fifth attempts - and there was to be no coming back as the other divers were more consistent.
China's Chen Ruolin-Wang Hao were runaway winners, scoring a total 368.40 for the gold while Mexico's Alejandra Orozco Loza-Paola Espinosa Sanchez (343.32) took the silver. Bronze went to Canadians Roseline Filion-Meahgan Benfeito who scored 337.62.
Malaysia scored a 308.52 total.
Mun Yee's Olympics is over but Pandelela still has the 10m platform individual on Aug 8 to make amends.
VIJESH RAI - NST