Saturday, January 20, 2018


Bovell third in Moscow 100 IM


Top Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell

Mark Fraser

Top Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell splashed to a bronze medal in the men’s 100 metres individual medley (IM) on the opening day of the FINA World Cup in Moscow, Russia, yesterday.

Bovell, swimming out of lane six, was timed in 52.88 seconds for the four-lap event in the short course (25-metre) pool.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov captured the gold in 51.61, while Australia’s Kenneth To grabbed silver in 51.83.

In the morning prelims, Bovell was the fourth fastest qualifier.

Bovell was also in action yesterday in the men’s 50m breaststroke, but was 11th in 27.83 seconds and did not qualify for the final.

Today, Bovell will line up in the men’s 50m freestyle, his pet event, in heat five. He has been drawn in lane four. Top seed Morozov is in the same lane in the sixth and final heat of the blue riband event.