J'can diver places 17th 'Down Under'

Paul Reid

Friday, October 12, 2012    

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YONA Knight-Wisdom, the first Jamaican to compete at a global diving championship, finished 17th in the Boys 'A' 1m spring board event to close out his schedule at the 19th FINA World Junior Championships taking place in Adelaide, South Australia.

The British-born 17-year-old Knight-Wisdom, whose father is Jamaican, had placed 28th out of 36 divers in the 3m spring board on Monday's opening day of the week-long event.

Knight-Wisdom accumulated 447.10 points from his 10 dives in the 3m event and told the Jamaica Observer he just missed a few of his dives but was still pleased with his efforts.

Among the dives he did well in were an inward two-and-a-half pike and a back two-and-a-half. In his second event, Knight-Wisdom, who was competing in the national colours for the second time since acquiring a Jamaican passport earlier in the year, scored 439.90 points in the 1m event.

He scored well on three dives, a forward one-and-a-half somersaults, a back dive, forward one-and-a-half somersaults and a twist and back one-and-a-half somersaults.





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