Oliver Dingley Diver: Olympic Finalist Ollie Dingley OLYMPIC FINALIST Game Changer: First diver to represent Ireland in 68 years at the Rio Olympic Games, 2016 Exceeding Expectations: Aged 23, he delivered when it mattered most by making the Olympic Rio Final 2016, finishing 8th in the 3m diving. Won Swim Ireland’s Irish Male Performance of the Year in 2016. Event: One of the most exciting sports in the world; displaying strength, flexibility and courage Proud of his Irish Heritage: From Yorkshire with a Granny from Spike Island, Cork Committed: Now lives full time at the Irish Sports Campus in Dublin, training at the National Aquatic Centre and the National Diving Training Centre Inspiration: His dream is to encourage a new generation of Irish divers Multi-Talented: Played for Middlesbrough Football Club until he was 15 Bright Future: In 2017 he will compete in European and World Championships and his placing at the Olympic Games guaranteed him a spot on diving’s premier World Series in 2017. Social Media Reach Twitter Facebook Ollie Dingley Olympic Finalist & proud member of Team Ireland! I flip around here & there! Ollie in the Media RTE.ie: Oliver Dingley impresses with brave display off the boards Irish Times: Oliver Dingley impresses with brave display off the boards Irish Independent: Oliver Dingley dives headlong into history Joe.ie: Irish diver Oliver Dingley won the hearts of many people with his performance last night 42.ie: Ireland’s Oliver Dingley earns PB in Olympics diving final having gone beyond expectations Newstalk: Maybe I can start my own legacy Ollie see’s his top eight finish at the Olympic Games as a stepping-stone to going on to bigger and better things He is targeting a medal at European championships, a medal at World championships and then the big one at the Olympics It’s one thing saying you’re an Olympian It’s another to say you’re an Olympic finalist, which is amazing, and there’s only one thing better than that and that’s to say ‘I’m an Olympic medallist’..