Ireland’s Oliver Dingley has finished in eighth in the one metre springboard final at the European Diving Champions at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Dingley, who lives and trains at the National Sports Campus in Dublin, had progressed to Tuesday evening’s final in sixth place.

A missed dive in round two earlier saw the 23-year-old lose out on points but he seemed full of confidence as he nailed the dive in the final, scoring 24 points higher.

However, a mistake in round three proved costly and it was an uphill battle from there to try and reach the top three and he eventually finished with 373.90 points in eighth place.

Dingley was born in Yorkshire, but lives and competes in Ireland and he will be the country’s sole diving representative at the Rio Olympic Games later this year. 

“I’m devastated the third round dive didn’t go how we wanted it,” he said.

“That’s sport, but I’m super happy with how I came back. Onwards and upwards. The support from everyone back in Ireland and in the arena was amazing. Thank you everyone!”

Ukraine’s Illya Kvasha was the winner, making this his sixth European title in this event.

The 28-year-old scored 439.70 points while Italy’s Giovanni Tocci claimed Silver with 414.30 points.

Dingley will return to the pool on Thursday for the preliminaries of the three metre springboard, the event in which he secured Olympic qualification earlier this year.