T&T swimmer Dylan Carter touched the wall third in heat six of the men's 100 metres freestyle but did not advance to the semifinals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday morning.
Carter clocked 48.66 seconds to finish, respectively behind Jacob Whittle of Great Britain in 48.44 and Stan Pijnenburg of the Netherlands in 48.53 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Heat winner Whittle was the lone swimmer to progress to the next round as only the top 16 swimmers from the nine heats moved on, Unfortunately, Carter placed 22nd overall.
It was Carter's second missed chance at the Games as the local swimmer did not advance out of the first round in his opening event, the 100m backstroke, clocking the 32nd fastest time overall (54.82).
He returns to the pool on Thursday at 6.49 am in the men's 100m butterfly. The 25-year-old swimmer will face the starter in heat three, swimming out of lane seven, against Kregor Zirk of Estonia, Norway's Tomoe Hvas, Ihor Troianovskyi (Ukraine), Kuan-Hung Wang (Chineses Taipei), Daniel Martin (Romania), Nikola Martin (Croatia) and Shane Ryan (Ireland).
The best 16 of the eight heats advance to the semifinals.
Lewis places 15th in race six
Sailor Andrew Lewis had his best showing in the men’s laser event in the virus-delayed Games, on Tuesday.
Lewis, who is competing at his third Olympic Games in the one-person dinghy event, placed 15th in race six among the 35 sailors who are battling for a spot on the podium at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour.
He is 30th overall after earlier, placing 31st in race four and 30th in race five, which means the three-time Olympian, with four races remaining, now has a total of 155 points (124 net points).
Lewis will be back in action in race seven at 11.05 pm on Wednesday night (T&T time), followed by race eight at 12.05 am on Thursday morning..
Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides currently leads the standings in sailing’s laser category with 38 points (18 net points), followed by Matt Wearn from Australia with 55 (27 net points). Third is Robert Scheidt from Brazil with 50 (33 net points).
Chow aims for top 3 finish in semi C/D 1
Felica Aisha Chow's opponents today in semifinal C/D 1 in the women's single sculls event will be Veronica Toro Arana of Puerto Rico, Jovana Arsic (Serbia), Lovisa Claesson (Sweden), Maike Diekmann (Namibia) and Hung Wing Yan Winne (Hong Kong) at Sea Forest Waterway.
The 44-year-old rower's aim will be to finish among the top three places and progress to Final C while the remaining crews go to final D in the placement semifinals.
Chow, who made her debut for T&T at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, on Saturday night reached the quarterfinal stage but finished fifth in heat three after clocking eight minutes and 21.23 seconds (8:21.23) and did not progress to the semifinals. This after convincingly winning her repechage heat two, crossing in 8:15.94 to book a spot in the quarterfinal round, following her fourth-place finish in the opening round with 8:02.02.