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Bovell misses 50m freestyle medal
T&T’s George Bovell barely missed his second podium finish for this year’s FINA Short Course World Cup when he ended fourth in the men’s 50m freestyle final on the second and final day of the fifth-leg at the Hamad Aquatic Centre, Doha, Qatar, yesterday.
Swimming from lane three, Bovell who won silver in the same event last year, touched the wall in 21.31 seconds, the same position as he did in Berlin, Germany on August 11, the second stop on the eight-leg World Cup.
First home was Russian Vladimir Morozov who clocked 21.03 while Roland Schoeman took silver, .01 hundredths of a second behind in 21.04 and USA’s Anthony Ervin bronze in 21.23
France’s Jeremy Stravius (21.34) was fifth, followed by Japanese duo, Kenta Ito (21.52) and Shinri Shioura (21.54) and Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (21.78)
In the morning heats, Bovell won the fourth of five races in 21.68 ahead of Japan’s Shinri Shioura (21.69) and Kenta Ito (21.70) to be the third fastest qualifier behind Morozov (21.31) and South African Roland Schoeman, who won heat three in 21.45.
Czerniak (21.71) and Stravius (21.73) also qualified from heat three while USA’s Anthony Ervin (21.72) was second in heat three and seventh fastest overall.
The other swimmers in Bovell’s heat who failed to reach the final were Hong Kong’s Geoffrey Cheah (22.12), France’s Fabien Gilot (22.67), Raymond Mak (23.03), Kuwait’s Mohammed Madouh (23.47), Uzbekistan’s Islam Aslanov (23.94) and Hong Kong’s Koi Kei Kong (24.33).
On Sunday Bovell won his sixth bronze medal and fourth in five starts, after he placed third in the men’s 100m individual with a 51.87 clocking, to trail Australian Kenneth To (51.19) and Morozov (51.49).
In the morning session, Bovell was the top qualifier overall when he won the second of three heats in 54.20 seconds, well ahead of Uzbekistan’s Aleksey Derlyugov (54.73) and Israel’s Gal Nevo (54.79).
To won heat one in 54.24 as the second fastest qualifier for the gold medal splash ahead of Manaudou (54.46) while Morozov won heat three in 54.59 followed by Tancock (54.68) and Cheah (54.98).
Bovell, the reigning World Long Course Championship 50m freestyle bronze medal holder has now won 24 medals from 26 finals with his eight medals (one gold, one silver and six bronze) so far in nine finals this season adding to his 16 medals won last year (nine gold and seven silver) during the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup series.
He will now have a 13-day break before next competing in Singapore (November 5-6) followed by Tokyo, Japan (November 9-10) and Beijing, China, (November 13-14).
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