Bovell shapes up

DUBROVNIK, Croatia, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic bronze medallist George Bovell prepared for next month’s Beijing Olympic Games with a gold and silver medal swim at the Croatian Open Championships.

In the men’s 50 metres freestyle, the Florida-based Bovell won in 22.17 seconds well ahead of his Race Club team-mate and Croatian Duje Draganja, who took second in 22.47. Third was Bruno Barbic in 22.85 seconds.

In the 100 metre freestyle, Serbia’s Milorad Cavic touched the wall first in 49.14 seconds while Bovell was second in 50.16.

Bovell, 25 tomorrow, will swim both the 50m and 100m freestyle in Beijing after quitting his Olympic medal winning 200m Individual Medley event due to injury.

His Olympic medal in Athens four years ago was the first ever CARICOM swimming medal in Olympic Games history.

Bovell’s next Olympic warm-up assignment is in Slovenia this weekend.

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