Yona Knight-Wisdom is well known for his prowess on the diving board and the Jamaican diver has now been nominated for the UK’s prestigious Legacy Award. He made history by winning the first diving medal for Jamaica at the Pan Am games, qualifying him to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Knight-Wisdom posted on his twitter page: “I’ve been nominated for awards in both the international impact and sports categories at the upcoming @legacy_awards!!! It was a great finish to my season in 2019 so it’s awesome to be recognized by my home city for my achievements for my country #legacy awards.”
The UK’s Legacy Award celebrates the excellence and achievements of individuals that have gone above and beyond to reach their goals and have an impact on their community, city and wider. Held in Lima, Peru on Aug. 1, 2019, Knight-Wisdom earned the silver medal in the 1-meter springboard diving competition with 81.6 points, bringing his total to 429.90 points.