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

Knight-Wisdom has prepared his whole career for this moment.

511615108-yona-roshen-knight-wisdom-of-jamaica-competes-in-the
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

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:

https://twitter.com/JamaicaOlympics/status/701494395879747584https://twitter.com/JackLaugher/status/701460754776596480https://twitter.com/CallumMcArdle14/status/701459682318278656https://twitter.com/WAndyKnight1/status/701582624528031744https://twitter.com/SanchezPayne/status/701548904777699328

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

Comments