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T&T s Abraham McLeod came up short once more
in his quest to reach the semifinals of the men s 50m
breaststroke in heat six of nine at the 15th FINA
World Long Course Swimming Championship at
the Palau Sant Jordi Swimming and Synchronised
Arena, Barcelona, Spain, yesterday.
The 21-year-old McLeod, was a disappointing ninth
among the field of ten in 28.26 seconds only ahead
of Slovenia s Marek Botik (28.39) and 41st overall from
The winner of the heat was Czech Republic s Petr
Bartinek in 27.84 for 27th fastest overall followed by
Panama s Edgar Crespon (27.89), Switzerland s Martin
Schweizer (28.01), Turkey s Demir Atasoy (28.04) and
Ukrainian Igor Borysik (28.07) to round out the top
Others in the heat were Colombia s Jorge Murillo
(28.16), Latvian Nikolajs Maskelenko (28.20) and
Ukraine s Martin Melconian (28.21).
It was the second swim of the Championship for
McLeod after he ended 50th overall in the men s 100m
breaststroke heats on Sunday s opening day with a
third place finish in heat three of eight.
Mc Leod raced to the wall in a new national record
of one minute, 03.47 seconds behind Maskalenko
(1:03.28) and Senegal s Malick Fall (1:03.38).
Also on Sunday, the older of the Abraham brothers,
22-year-old Joshua McLeod, was the first of the three
T&T swimmers in action and placed fourth in his
men s 50m butterfly heat in 24.43 from lane seven in
the ten-man heat to trail Portugal s Simao Morgado
(24.20), Canada s Coleman Allen (24.25) and Hungary s
Bence Pulai (24.31) and 36th overall.
The time was much faster than his gold medal win-
ning time of 24.71 at last month s Caribbean and
Central American Confederation Championships in
Three-time Olympic shooter Roger Daniel will be
T&T s lone representative at the 2013 World Masters
Games in Turin, Italy from August 2 to 11. The mul-
tiple Commonwealth and Pan American Games
medallist will leave for the multi-sports Games today
and is scheduled to compete in five shooting events.
The 43-year-old Army Sargeant will do battle in
the 10m pistol, 50m free pistol, 25m centre fire, 25m
standard pistol and the 25m rapid pistol competitions.
Daniel is aiming to medal at the global meet featuring
competitors over the age of 30 years. "I am hoping
to medal and make Trinidad and Tobago proud. I want
to stay fit and healthy and go there and do what I
have to do."
The 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC)
Games champion says he will be up against some of
the world s best. "I feel great. I will be meeting former
World and Olympic champions. I think I would do
well. I heard it may be pretty competitive. I am going
to do the best I can do." He added that he was pleased
with his training ahead of the Games. "I have prepared.
I did the same preparation I did for previous games
though it was a little more intense this time around
which I think should carry me through to medal at
The two-time Sportsman of the Year paid tribute
to Lloyd Henry who introduced him to Olympic shoot-
ing. "He (Mr Henry) encouraged me to push myself
in the sport. He got me started and then I worked
under Brent Thomas who helped me to sharpen up
on my skills."
The multi-talented sportsman is hoping to maintain
the successful trend he has been experiencing so far
for the year. Since his triumph at the Canadian Grand
Prix in February when he won the Masters and Open
division, Daniel also struck gold at the Copa Del Caribe,
Caribbean Championships and the ACOM Games and
was second at the 2014 CAC Games qualifiers.
San Jose, Costa Rica.
Olympic and World Short Course Cham-
pionship bronze medal swimmer George
Bovell III will be the third and final T&T
swimmer to go into action, Friday when he
competes in in the men s 50m freestyle pre-
liminary heats in heat ten of 11.
Bovell who turned 30 on July 18 will go
head-to-head with his USA rivals, Anthony
Ervin and Nathan Adrian as well as Yoris
Grandjean (Belgium), Kenta Ito (Japan), Marco
Orsi (Italy), Adam Brown (Great Britain),
Shinri Shioura (Japan), Trandafir and Sah-
noune Oussama of Algeria for places in the
semifinal and final to follow on August 3.
This will be the second time that he will
be competing in the World Championship
in Barcelona after he was fifth in the 50m
freestyle finals ten years while he was seventh
in Shanghai, China two years ago in 22.04.
So far this season, the T&T swimmer is
unbeaten having won the men s 50m butterfly
(25.08) and the 50m breaststroke, in a new
national record of 28.22 at last month s Cana-
da Cup to add to his victory at the TYR Jax50
freestyle, held in Florida, in April.
Following the Championship, Bovell will
turn his attention to the FINA World Cup
in which he was second overall last year to
The World Cup begins in Eindhoven
(August 7-8) and Berlin (August 10-11) imme-
diately after the World Championships.
Last year he rebounded from a medal-less
London 2012 Olympic Games---his fourth
Olympics---with awesome performances in
the World Cup to claim 16 medals, seven
gold and nine silver for second overall "Most
Outstanding Men s Swimmer" behind Ervin.
McLeod 41st in 50m breast medal quest
Daniel shoots off
to Turin Masters
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