Jamaican diver qualifies for 3-metre springboard semi-finals in Rio


Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom has advanced to Tuesday’s semi-final of the men’s 3-metre springboard event at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.

Knight-Wisdom, the first Jamaican diver ever to qualify for the Olympics, accomplished the feat after finishing 11th in the preliminary round on Monday.

After six dives, his final point standing was 416.55. He earned his highest score of 79.05 in the final round.

Yuan Cao of China had the highest score after the preliminary round with 498.70 points, followed by Rommel Pacheco of Mexico with 488.25 points and America’s Kristian Ipsen with 461.35 points.

Source: Loop Jamaica