Yona Knight-Wisdom has made history after he scored 397.90 points in the Men’s 3m Springboard dive preliminaries at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro to become Jamaica’s first male diver to qualify for the Olympics on Sunday, February 21.
— Nick Hope (@NickHopeTV) February 21, 2016
Chris finishes 21st, Freddie finishes 18th (qualified), Yona finishes 17th (qualified)! pic.twitter.com/jq9i4fojsO
— Lukas (@TCJLover) February 21, 2016
Words from his coach Edwin Jongejans:
— Edwin Jongejans (@Leedsajax) February 21, 2016
Yona trains with Britain’s Leeds Diving team
— Edwin Jongejans (@Leedsajax) February 6, 2016
The FINA Diving World Cup, which doubles up as the Rio 2016 test event for the sport, will not only provide athletes with a chance to compete at the Olympic venue, also offers the best opportunity to qualify for the Games, with 88 places up for grabs.
Massive congratulations to Yona on the biggest day of his life! Officially an 2016 Olympic Games qualifier!