Yona Roshen Knight-Wisdom Becomes 1st Jamaican Diver to Qualify for the Olympics

Yona Roshen Knight-Wisdom of Jamaica competes in the men’s 3-meter springboard preliminary as part of the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup Feb. 21, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro.
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Yona Roshen Knight-Wisdom made history Sunday by becoming the first Jamaican diver to head to the Olympics. 

Knight-Wisdom came in 17th place for his 3-meter springboard dive at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, which qualified him for the Olympics.


Fans of the diver rejoiced on Twitter:


The Rio Olympics are five months of away, but I’m sure Jamaica is already proud of Knight-Wisdom.

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