Silver a bonus – Knight-Wisdom

first_img REALLY HAPPY “It (silver medal) means the world to me. The focus was to qualify for the Olympic Games. I never expected that to translate to a World silver medal, so I’m really happy about that,” Knight-Wisdom told The Gleaner from Brazil yesterday. Knight-Wisdom returned to log 459.25 points in the final, to finish behind gold-medal winner Rommel Pacheco (Mexico), who scored 504.40 points, with the United States’ Kristian Ipsen tallying 362.05 points. “The qualifying spot was what I was aiming for, and once that was over, I was a lot more relaxed and so everything after that was a bonus. I was very relaxed going into the semi-finals and even more so in the final,” said Knight-Wisdom. Still, the youngster isn’t getting ahead of himself and is expecting the competition to be far tougher when the Olympics begin. He is, however, also hoping for improvement as he prepares to take on the world in Rio. “At the Olympic Games everyone will be at their peak and it will of course feature other divers that didn’t compete in this event, so it will probably be a harder competition. But I am also looking forward to getting even better as well,” Knight-Wisdom said. The Leeds-born diver booked his spot at the Olympic Games after finishing 17th in the preliminary round with a score of 397.90 points. andre.lowe@gleanerjm.com Jamaica’s Olympics-bound diver Yona Knight-Wisdom says winning the three-metre springboard silver medal at the FINA Diving World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a welcome bonus after his historic qualification to the Olympic Games. Knight-Wisdom scored 427.40 points in Monday’s semi-final to finish 11th in the 18-man field, before surprising the competition in the medal round of the competition, which was being used as a Rio 2016 test event at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. The 20-year-old Britain-born diver pointed to his approach in the later rounds, noting that he was much more relaxed going into the semi-finals and final after already meeting his main objective of becoming Jamaica’s first Olympic qualifier in a diving event.last_img read more

Winger scores again to help Spurs record another win against Serie A opposition

first_imgChristian Eriksen and Son Heung-min were given 30 minutes by manager Mauricio Pochettino, while development squad players Luke Amos, George Marsh and Anthony Georgiou started alongside academy product Oliver Skipp.The Premier League side are undefeated in 90 minutes in pre-season, having beaten Roma 4-1 and then drawing 2-2 with Barcelona, but going on to lose 5-3 on penalties, in the International Champions Cup. 1 gameday cracker ALTERED smart causal Another goal from Georges-Kevin N’Koudou helped Tottenham beat Milan in their pre-season friendly in Minneapolis.The winger got his second goal in as many games as Spurs won 1-0. Milan’s starting line-up punished Today’s starting XI. 👊 #SpursInUSA #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/lqSlCgLkm8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 1, 2018After a quiet first half at the US Bank Stadium, the 23-year-old broke the deadlock on 47 minutes when he fired past Gianluigi Donnarumma, who had replaced Pepe Reina in goal at half-time.The Frenchman drove into the Milan box and shot, with the Italian keeper only able to get a fingertip to it. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED gameday center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January no dice Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Tottenham news targets Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more