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Jamaica’s diver makes history, qualifies for Olympics

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Yona Knight-Wisdom made history on Sunday by being the first Jamaican male diver to qualify for the Olympics.

Knight-Wisdom scored 397 in the three-metre springboard dive in the preliminaries at FINA Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 20-year-old English-born diver was also the first Jamaican to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, where he ended the historic performance with a fifth-place finish.

Following the Commonwealth Games performance in 2014, the talented diver in an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer said: “I have proved that I can get the score to get into that (Olympic) group of divers, but it’s just about doing it at the right time, on the right day and the right place.”

 And there is no better place to do it than in the host country of the August 5-21 Olympic Games.

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