BIG EFFORT: Trinidad and Tobago swimmer Shanntol Ince competes in the second heat of the women's 400 metres freestyle S9 event, on Day Six of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, at the Aquatics Centre,
in London, England, yesterday. Ince finished sixth, and did not advance to the final.
—Photo courtesy LONDON2012.COM
Ince misses 400 free final
Kern De Freitas
Trinidad and Tobago swimmer Shanntol Ince missed out on the 400-metre freestyle final, yesterday, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, at the Aquatics Centre, after finishing last in her heat.
The 17-year-old, who recently graduated from Gasparillo Secondary, touched the wall in five minutes, 27.88 seconds to finish sixth in heat two. She was 11th overall in the two heats.
The final was won by South Africa's Natalie du Toit, who clocked 4:30.18. Stephanie Millward (4:40.01) of Great Britain and Ellie Cole (4:42.87) of Australia were second and third, respectively.
Du Toit and Cole finished first and second in that order in Ince's heat, while Millward won the other.
Ince also competed in the women's 100m S9 butterfly and women's 100m S9 backstroke events, but had a tough time in the pool as she did not reach either final. Yesterday's 400 freestyle race was her last event.
Ince and blind field athlete Carlos Greene--who threw discus and shot put-- were T&T's two athletes at the Games.