Oliver Dingley was a bit of a wild child growing up. He use to launch himself of anything and everything. Having struggled at school, he came across diving and took up the sport. Not only was diving a hobby, it also became an outlet where he could thrive. Ollie’s first Irish sporting memories was the 2000 Olympics and the 2002 World Cup. Ollie began to dream of becoming an Olympian and in 2016, he became the first Irish diver to go the Olympics in 68 years where he became Ireland’s first Diving Olympic Finalist.
Hometown: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Favourite food: Sunday roast
Favourite movie: Cool Runnings
Favourite music: Rock
Childhood heros: Muhammad Ali
Favourite athlete: Calvin Phillips
Most rewarding moment in sport:
When everything in a competition goes right and all the hard work pays off. Also flying through the air after a great take off on a dive.
Talents other than sport:
I really enjoy film and radio making.
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