Trinidad and Tobago’s most decorated swimmer, George Bovell III has again written his name into the history books earning the country’s first medal at a World Championships. Bovell swam at time of 51.66 to capture bronze behind Ryan Lochte, USA (gold) and Kenneth To, AUS (silver).

Reacting to the accomplishment by his charge, the Honourable Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport said “This is a proud moment for George, his family and Trinidad and Tobago. He continues to fly the national colours and is an inspiration to young athletes, especially swimmers, here at home and throughout the region. International success in sport is not determined by our size but by the intensity of our passions, our convictions and the willingness to consistently work hard to achieve excellence. I congratulate George on this latest achievement and for giving us another historic moment to celebrate.”

Bovell’s World Championship bronze is just reward for what must have been an exhausting but exhilarating year for the 29 year old Olympic bronze and 16-time 2012 World Cup medallist.