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#RioGoldRush: History-making Yona dives into semi-finals action

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2016 | 8:54 AM
Yona Knight-Wisdom in action yesterday.

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Having already created history as Jamaica's first Olympic male diver, Yona Knight-Wisdom will today attempt to advance to the final of the Men's 3m springboard competition at the Games of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 21-year-old is among 18 athletes who will line up for the semi-final of the event, which is scheduled to get underway at 8 o'clock.

The United Kingdom-born athlete booked his place in the semi-final when he amassed a total of 416.5 points to finish 11th out of 29 divers in yesterday's preliminary round.

The top 12 in today's semi-final will advance to the final this evening.