Impressive Oliver Dingley reaches Rio 2016's 3 metre springboard final

His second and sixth dives were particularly strong

Oliver Dingley

Ireland's Oliver Dingley ©INPHO/James Crombie

Oliver Dingley is through to the final of the Men's 3 Metre Springboard.

Dingley produced a series of outstanding performances in this afternoon's semi-final to finish in ninth place with a total of 414.25 points.

His joint strongest dives were his second and sixth, with the Forward 2½ Somersaults 2 Twists earning 73.10 and the Back 2½ Somersaults 1½ Twists earning the same score.

Yuan Cao had the highest score with 489.10.

The final takes place later tonight at about 10pm Irish time.