Bovell tops heats, reaches Canada Cup 50 'free' final
Trinidad and Tobago ace swimmer George Bovell was expected to challenge for the men’s 50-metre freestyle and 50m backstroke gold last night at the Canada Cup in Montreal.
Bovell, swimming for Club Wolverine, got to the 50m freestyle final at Olympic Park Pool with the best overall time of 22.31 seconds, taking victory in heat ten of the qualifying round from lane four.
Canadian Luke Peddie was the next best in winning heat five, while Club Wolverine’s Robert Savulich was second in Bovell’s heat, swimming next to the T&T athlete in lane three.
And in the 50m backstroke prelims, Bovell was again the winner out of heat four, in a time of 29.22.
His time in the early round, though, was second to that of Canadian Charles Francis (26.22), who took heat four from lane four quite comfortably, with more than a second's lead over Jeffrey Swanston (26.99).
Bovell has already picked up bronze at the event. He finished third in the men’s 100m freestyle event with a 49.90 clocking on Saturday.