IPTV Subscription : Rio 2016: Diver Yona Knight-Wisdom will represent Jamaica at the Olympic Games

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A Yorkshire-born athlete will become the first male diver to represent Jamaica at an Olympic Games when he competes in Rio next month.

Yona Knight-Wisdom, who was born in Leeds, will represent Team Jamaica alongside stars like Usain Bolt.

Knight-Wisdom, 21, will represent his country in the men’s 3m springboard.

He recently graduated from Leeds Beckett University after completing a sport and exercise science honours degree.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, he said: “I’m just so excited. The team list was officially announced last week and to see my name as part of the team, along with some amazing athletes, is something I have been dreaming of for a long time.”

He began diving in 2004 as part of a talent programme and qualified for the Rio Olympics at the Diving World Cup.

Asked whether he felt there were any expectations representing Jamaica as its first-ever male diver, he said: “I don’t think there is any pressure on my shoulders; the pressure was in qualifying in the first place.

“It’s now about enjoying the journey as much as possible. I’m just looking forward to getting there now.”

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