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Trinidadian triumphs in heats

PROGRESS: Bovell

TRINIDADIAN SWIMMER George Richard Bovell finished first in heat six of the men’s 50m freestyle.

With a time of 21.77 seconds, Bovell will be hoping to better his previous result in the men’s 100m backstroke where he was eliminated at the semi-final stage.

The 29-year-old also was scheduled to compete in the 100m freestyle but did not start.

Also progressing through his heat was Cullen Jones of Team USA who came second in heat seven with a time of 21.95 seconds, behind Roland Schoeman of South Africa.

The semi-finals will commence this evening at 7.30pm.

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