This Caribbean Diver Is Going To The Summer Olympics

Yona Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica, who competed in the Men's 3m Springboard final on day six of the FINA Diving World Cup at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, is going to the Summer Games as well. (Photo by Toru Hanai/Getty Images)

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. May 8, 2021: A Caribbean born diver is heading to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan this summer after he qualified this week.

Yona Knight-Wisdom, 25, qualified after finishing 12th in the 3m Springboard at the FINA 2021 FINA Diving World Cup that concluded in Tokyo, Japan ton May 6th.

He scored 383.70 points in the finals of the competition that was won by Germany’s Martin Wolfram who scored 467.75 points.

Despite not winning a medal, Knight-Wisdom said he was proud of his achievement and praised both his coach Jen Leeming and Great Britain’s James Heatly.

“As proud as I am for what I’ve done this week, I definitely can’t take full credit,” he said on Instagram at the conclusion of the competition. “What @coachleeming has done for my diving and for our entire squad at home over the past 12 months through the lockdowns and setbacks, is nothing short of heroic.

“Thanks so much for helping me rediscover how to dive with confidence even at times when my belief wavered, your belief and energy kept me accountable every day.”