#ReadySetRio: Knight-Wisdom through to 3-metre diving semis

Monday, August 15, 2016

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Jamaica’s Yona Knight-Wisdom advanced to Tuesday’s semi-final after finishing 11th in the preliminary of the men’s three-metre springboard event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre a short while ago.
His final point standing was 416.55 after six dives, earning his highest score of 79.05 in the final round. He scored 63.00, 66.00, 76.50, 70.50 and 61.50 from round one to five respectively.
China’s Yuan Cao finished first in the event with 498.70 points, while Rommel Pacheco of Mexico was second with 488.25 points followed by Kristian Ipsen of the United States, who scored 461.35 to place third. 
Although having a poor start, defending champion Ilya Zakharov of Russia managed to clinch the final spot with a score of 389.90
The top 18 divers qualified for the semi-finals slated to take place tomorrow at 8:00 am. After finishing 19th and 20th respectively, Britain's Freddie Woodard (388.15) and Japan's Ken Terauchi (380.85) qualified as reserve for next phase.

Only the top 12 will move to the 4:00pm final where they will compete in reverse order based on point standing. 
Knight-Wisdom, 21, is the first male diver in Jamaica’s history to qualify for the Olympic Games and is the first diver since Betsy Sullivan, who competed in the 1972 Munich Olympic Women’s 3M springboard.


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