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Martin closes out with 29th in 200m free
T&T’s Tyla Martin closed out her participation at the Fourth FINA World Junior Swimming Championships being held at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex, Dubai, United Arab Emirates with a 29th spot finish in two minutes, 08.79 seconds, yesterday. The quintet of USA-based Martin, Kristin Julien, Joshua Romany, Jonathan Ramkissoon and Dylan Carter represented T&T at the prestigious event with Carter swimming his way into the history books when earned a silver medal in the boys 50m butterfly final on Friday.
The 16-year-old Carter who is expected to start school at the University of Southern California in January was determined to be among the medals and raced home in 23.98 seconds, just 0.02 seconds behind Australian Cameron Jones (23.96) while Japanese Takaya Yasue got bronze in 24.01. This after he missed out on precious metal in the the 100m backstroke final on Tuesday, by a mere 0.03 seconds short of a bronze medal, in 55.36, a national record in the 15-17 age-group and eight in the 50m backstroke final in 26.13 seconds, well off his new national 15-17 record of 25.99 he sat a day earlier on Wednesday.
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