Ireland's Oliver Dingley has bowed out at the semi-final stage of the 3M Springboard in the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Dingley finished in 18th place with 358.95 points, with the top 12 going through to Thursday's final and have secured a place for their nation at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Dingley will be back in the World Championships on Saturday for the Mixed Synchronised Diving with Clare Cryan.

He reached the 3M Springboard semi-finals finishing in 10th place in the Preliminaries with 417.95 points. He was in 13th place at the halfway mark of the Preliminaries following his third dive which scored 82.35.

With one round remaining, he then climbed up to 10th spot after executing his most difficult attempt in dive five to score 83.60 points.

Dingley said: "I've got to be grateful, especially after a prolonged period of time off at the start of the season and to come back and get a performance like that in a World prelim and to get through today has been positive.

"I’m carrying a bit of an injury so it’s a bit hard to breath, my backs kept going and it’s right in my ribs, so it was good to get through that."

The National Centre Dublin diver is looking on the positives of this morning’s performance.

"There’s so many positives to take, I’m dead chuffed, some of the dives were fantastic this morning, my reverse and front, they’ve been plaguing me all year so to get those in and not to do them good but to do them excellently, you can only take positives from that and build that stamina up for next year as well."