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Swimmer Bovell goes for Olympic gold today
Trinidad and Tobago’s George Bovell will bid for gold in the men’s 50-metre freestyle this evening at the Olympic Games after qualifying for the final yesterday at the Aquatic Centre in London, England. It’s safe to say that Bovell swam the same race twice in one day, registering times of 21.77 seconds in both the opening round and his semifinal. In the morning session, the six-foot, five-inch swimmer put on a splendid performance and progressed with the leading time of all 16 qualifiers for the “semis.” The T&T swimmer was in control from the time his feet left the blocks, powering down lane three in heat six, to record his first 21.77. The Olympic bronze medallist made no fuss about being the fastest qualifier, saying: “It really didn't mean anything. It just means that I am one race closer to the finals. It was enough to get through. I was concentrating on qualifying.”
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