Yona Knight-Wsidom


  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • World Cup Silver Medal
  • Jamaica's first ever male Commonwealth Diving competitor
  • Jamaica's first ever male Olympic Diver
  • Leeds Beckett University Sports Personality of the year 2016
  • First ever Olympic male diver from any Caribbean nation

Yona is the definition of an inspiration, making world history again and again and again.

This Jamaican diving legend began his career in 2004 after watching the Athens Olympics on TV. Standing at 190cm and weighing 90kg, Yona knew he would make a splash, in more than one way!

A decade later, Yona suited up at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, making him Jamaica’s first ever male commonwealth diving competitor. His first history making achievement. He finished 5th in the 1m springboard.

In 2016 he competed at the FINA diving World Cup, qualifying for the semi finals and in doing so, qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games, becoming Jamaica’s first ever male Olympic diver, as well as the first male diver from any Caribbean nation. Make that world history number 2 and 3 for Knight-Wisdom.

YKW is now training hard ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – what world history will he make next…?