Oliver Dingley makes sure an Irishman will be in the Men's 3m Springboard semi-finals

He is the first Irish diver at an Olympics since 1948

Oliver Dingley

Ireland's Oliver Dingley ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Oliver Dingley has made it into the semi-finals of the Men's 3m Springboard at Rio 2016.

The 23-year-old, who is Ireland's first diver at an Olympics since 1948, finished 13th in the heats to qualify.

He totalled 399.80 for his six dives to make sure of his place.

Dingley's strongest dive was his final attempt - the Back 2½ Somersaults 1½ Twists - which yielded a score of 78.20.

Yuan Cao of China was highest ranked in the heats with a total of 498.70.