British-born diver Yona Knight-Wisdom on Jamaican team at Rio Olympics

Yona Knight-Wisdom
Yona Knight-Wisdom

British-born -born athlete Yona Knight-Wisdom is the first male diver to represent Jamaica at an Olympic Games.

Knight-Wisdom, 21, is representing Jamaica  in the men’s 3m springboard.

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

Knight-Wisdom  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.”

The Rio Olympics will run from 5-21 August.