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History-maker! Ireland's Oliver Dingley has qualified for the final of the men's springboard

With only the top 12 qualifying for the final, the 23-year-old knew that his six dives needed to be consistent for him to stand a chance.
Aug 16th 2016, 4:18 PM 6,586 9

IRELAND’S OLIVER DINGLEY will be back on the board tonight after the 23-year-old produced a terrific display in his semi-final this afternoon to make it through to the decider.

With only the top 12 qualifying for the final, Dingley knew that his six dives needed to be consistent for him to stand a chance.

His first effort registered 69.75 – a solid if unspectacular start.

But it was his second dive that moved him into contention – a terrific score of 73.10.

Dingley appealed after his third dive after crowd noise distracted him and he was much better second time around with a 66.30.

But, just like in his semi-final, the Yorkshire native was forced to conjure something special to make sure of moving on.

On the cusp for the duration of the afternoon, he made sure with a final dive of 73.10 – a score that placed him 9th overall.

Dingley’s final will take place at about 10pm Irish time tonight.

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