Knight Wisdom also hopes that they will be the first synchronized team from Jamaica to participate in the Olympics in 2 years in Paris
With synchronized diving making its first appearance in the Jamaican Olympic scene, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Olympian, wishes that colleague Yohan Eskrick Parkinson receives both sponsorships and morphologic support to help them achieve their Paris 2024 objective.
Last month’s Berlin Diving World Cup event saw the duo compete in their first ever international tournament. They were ranked 6th in the synchronized event of 3 metres. Eskrick-Parkinson typically represented Northwestern University. This tournament was not only his first time in the international scene but also his first competition this season. He recently embarked on training for the past 6 weeks.
Knight Wisdom has represented Jamaica for 8 years now. Despite the changes that he had to adapt to while working as a team, he said that he liked working alongside Eskrick-Parkinson.
Eskrick-Parkinson travelled to Edinburg, Scotland to train with Knight-Wisdom so as to increase the bond with the teammate. Knight-Wisdom revealed that he hopes this will benefit their partnership as they prepare for the 2023 World Championships and the Olympic qualifiers.
However, the duo face the challenge of getting financial sponsorship to enable them compete in next year’s circuit especially with the introduced changes on the 2023 circuit events. Knight Wisdom also hopes that they will be the first synchronized team from Jamaica to participate in the Olympics in 2 years in Paris.