George Bovell III takes bronze in FINA Long Course World Championships in Spain
Trinidad and Tobago National Swimmer George Bovell III, again showed his reliance and consistency as a world leader in his sport, when he captured a bronze medal at the FINA Long Course World Championships in the men’s 50m freestyle in a time of 21.51 seconds a new personal best for George. Race was won by Brazil’s Cesar Cielo in 21.32 seconds with Russia’s Vladimir Morozov taking the silver in 21.47 seconds. This is Trinidad and Tobago’s 2nd medal in FINA Course World Championship. Last year Bovell Captured in Bronze in the FINA Short Course World Championship in the men’s 100m IM.
Reacting to the accomplishment by his charge, the Honourable Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport speaking from the World Championships in Barcelona SPAIN 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.
Chairman of the Sports Company Sebastien Paddington, himself a former Olympic Swimmer, noted that George has always pushed for excellence throughout his entire swimming career. “George trains quietly and consistently and is able to maintain his focus and discipline even out of season. George is a true professional who has a passion for his sport and his country, he is always driven and this is what has allowed him to be an international contender in the sport for well over a decade.”
Bovell is expected to return home in two weeks after the World Championships and other racing commitments.