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8/20/2004 
T&T SWIMMER COPS A BRONZE IN ATHENS  
ATHENS, Greece, Fri. Aug. 20: Trinidad and Tobago has scored its first Olympic medal. The islands’ 6’ 4”, 21-year-old swimming sensation, George Bovell, III, copped the bronze in the finals of the men’s 200-m individual medley in Athens yesterday.

Bovell finished in a time of 1:58:80, just behind his U.S.’ competitors, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, who copped the gold and silver medals, respectively.

Lochte finished just ahead of Bovell with a time of 1:58:78 while Phelps scored his gold in a time of 1:57:14.

T&T now becomes only the second Caribbean country to score an Olympic medal. The Cubans were the first, now with a tally of six medals, with five being bronze and 1 silver.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Jevon Atkinson finished second in the heat No. 4 of the men’s 50-m freestyle race yesterday while Grenada’s Jonathan Steele finished third in heat No. three. St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ Donnie Defreitas, competing in heat No. 1, finished fourth in a time of 27:22 and so did Terrence Haynes of Barbados, competing in heat No. 4. Cuba’s Marcos Hernandez, in heat 8 finished 5th while Malique Williams of Antigua & Barbuda in heat No. 2, finished 7th.

The Cayman Island’s Heather Roffey, competing in the Women’s 800-m freestyle heat 1, finished fourth while while the Bahamas’ Nicholas Reese, Suriname’s Gordon Touw Ngie Tjouw and Aruba’s Davy Bisslik finished 3rd, 4th and 8th, respectively.

Track and field events, where Caribbean atheletes are poised to do well, begins today.


SOURCE: HARDBEATNEWS.COM
 

 


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