Kee Nee finished 10th in the first round, scoring a total 452.60 points from his six dives.
|Yeoih Ken Nee has to finish in the top 12 to make the London Olympics 3m springboard final. - File pic|
Naturalised Malaysian Huang Qiang, however, just missed out on a place in the semi-finals when he finished 19th with 433.85 points. Only the top 18 divers progressed to Tuesday's semi-finals, which will be held at 5pm Malaysian time.
The top 12 will then progress to the final, scheduled for 2am Wednesday Malaysian time.
Meanwhile, Azizulhasni Awang was drawn in the third heat for the men's keirin, which will also be held on Tuesday (5pm Malaysia).
Azizul has Canada's Joseph Veloce, Fabian Hernando Zapata (Colombia), Denis Spicka (Czech Republic), Mickael Bourgain (France) and Christos Volikakis (Greece) for company in his heat. Favourite Chris Hoy of Britan, the defending champion, is in heat one.
Only the top 12 riders will advance to the semi-finals and from there, the top six into the final. The keirin medals will be decided on Tuesday (early Wednesday in Malaysia).
Vijesh Rai @ NST