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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, November 6, 2013
T&T s George Bovell III returned to
medal winning form after he got silver in
the men s 100-metre individual medley
final when the FINA World Cup Swim-
ming Championship resumed with the
sixth-leg at the Singapore Sports School
Swimming Pool, yesterday following a
The 30-year-old Bovell touched the wall
in 51.75 seconds to trail Russian sensation,
Vladimir Morozov (51.36), to the wall while
China s Shun Wang got bronze in 52.96.
The medal won was the ninth (one gold,
two silver and six bronze) by Bovell this
year, adding to the 16 won last year (nine
gold and seven silver) and carried his overall
tally to 25 from 27 finals in two years of
World Cup competition.
The other finishers in the final were Aus-
tralians Mitchell Larkin (52.96) and Tom-
maso D Orsogna (53.87), Brazilian Henrique
Rodrigues (54.71), China s Zheng Chaio Ye
(55.43) and hometown entrant, Zhen Wen
In the heats, Bovell who also earned silver
in 51.69 seconds last year behind Australian
Kenneth To (51.50) while South Africa s
Darian Townsend (53.32) got bronze won
heat three in 53.99 ahead of Larkin (54.48)
to be the second and fifth fastest qualifiers
respectively for the final.
They were followed home in their heat
by Japanese duo Yuki Shirai (55.84) and
Takeharu Fujimori (56.11), and the quartet
of local swimmers Arren Quek (57.25), Kai
Quan Yeo (57.48), Darren Fang Yue Lim
(57.94) and Malcolm Wei Yang Low
Morozov was the top qualifier with fourth
heat winning time of 53.46 and was joined
in the final from his heat by Wang (54.00),
Rodrigues (54.35) and Quah (55.21).
D Orsogna topped heat two in 55.30
ahead of Ye (55.42)
Earlier on, Bovell just missed a first ever
medal in the 50m breaststroke by .02 hun-
dredths of a second when he was fourth
in the final in a new personal best and
national record time of 26.86.
South African Roland Schoeman took
gold in 25.68 well ahead of Australian Chris-
tian Sprenger (26.24) while Brazilian Felipe
Lima pipped Bovell for bronze, in 26.84.
The other finishers in the final were
Brazil s Raphael De Oliveira Rodrigues
(26.96), Hungary s Daniel Gyurta (27.03),
Germany s Hendrik Feldwehr (27.11) and
Japan s Kazuki Kohinata (28.01).
In the morning session, Bovell a former
Auburn University ace swimmer was the
sixth fastest qualifier after he touched the
wall in 27.50 seconds to win the third of
four heats ahead of Feldwehr (27.63) while
Brazilian Henrique Barbosa was third in
28.27, but missed out on qualification to
Sprenger won heat two in 26.47 and was
the top qualifier overall ahead of the trio
of heat four swimmers in Schoeman
(26.53), Lima (26.77) and his countryman,
Gyurta (27.34) was second in heat two
for the fifth fastest time in the heats overall
while Kohinata (27.96) was third and
secured the final spot to the gold medal
Today, Bovell will go after his second
gold medal this season on the World Cup
circuit when he competes in the men s 50m
However, he will first have to navigate
past his competitors in the fifth of six
morning heats inclusive of Singapore
natives, Mattias Jia Hui Ng and Darren
Fang Yue Lim, Russia s Viacheslav Prud-
nikov, Holland s Jasper Van Mierlo, Konrad
Czerniak of Poland, Brazil s Fernando Silva
and Daniel William Henry Bego of Malaysia.
His main rivals, USA s Anthony Ervin,
Holland s Sebastiaan Verschuren, New
Zealand s Cameron Simpson and Brazil s
Nicholas Santos are in heat four while D Or-
sogna, Morozov, Schoeman and Andre San-
tos of Brazil are in the final heat.
Following the completion of the meet in
Singapore, Bovell next competes in Tokyo,
Japan on Saturday and Sunday before end-
ing final leg of the eight-stop World Cup
takes place in Beijing, China, (November
KOLKATA---West Indies captain Darren Sammy
says the key to victory against India in their two
Test series in India is to combat the spin bowlers.
The two sides were scheduled to meet in the
first Test, which started last night at 11.30 pm
(TT time) at the historic Eden Gardens in this
eastern Indian city.
"Looking at the way teams like Australia and
England have played in previous series here, spin
played a major factor," said Sammy.
"We have not played the spin bowling well in
our last few Tests, but once we can counteract
their spin bowlers and put runs on the board---
a good first innings total is always important in
a Test---over 400---and then we have to bowl well
to restrict them and get a lead of over 100".
West Indies have not won a Test series against
a side rated higher on the International Cricket
Council s Test Ranking system for four years.
The last time they won a Test against a higher
ranked side was when they beat Pakistan two
years ago in Guyana.
"It will require a total team effort and all three
disciplines of the game must click for us. We
know over the years we have played really well
and put ourselves in good positions, only to lose
the Test match due to one bad session of play,"
"We cannot afford that in this series. We have
to be on our Ps and Qs, and go hard at the Indians
because we know they will come hard at us."
Sammy said it was good to be playing Test
matches again, following a heavy diet of One-
day and Twenty20 matches over the last seven
West Indies previous Test against Zimbabwe
finished on March 22 this year at Windsor Park
in Roseau---and they won by an innings and 65
"These Tests and the remainder against New
Zealand are very important, especially for players
like Shiv, Shane, Kirk and others that only play
Tests," he said.
"It is also another opportunity for us to further
work on the goals we have. We broke into the top
five earlier this year and this is another chance
for us to move a little higher in the rankings."
Sammy said the farewell for cricket legend
Sachin Tendulkar has energised the bowling unit
with everyone seeking to have the privilege of
being the bowler to snare him for the last time
in Tests but he hedged no bets on who it will be.
"All I know is that I will be part of that wicket"
he said. (CMC)
Dolphins have re-signed West Indies
batsman Chris Gayle for South Africa s
2013-14 domestic T20 competition. They
had reportedly signed Gayle for R1 million
for the 2011-12 season, but he left with an
injury, not playing a single match.
Gayle said he was looking forward to the
season to complete the "unfinished business"
he had with Dolphins.
"I am really excited to have joined the
Sunfoil Dolphins for their 2014 Ram Slam
T20 campaign. I feel there s some unfinished
business for me as I didn t get to play for
them back in 2012 due to injury," Gayle said.
"They ve got a great list of players so
hopefully we ll be in contention at the busi-
ness end of the tournament. I m very much
looking forward to working with Lance
Klusener and the rest of the guys."
Lance Klusener, the head coach of Dol-
phins, said he was looking forward to having
"the biggest gun on the planet at our dis-
posal," while Kwazulu Natal Cricket Union
(KZNCU) CEO Jesse Chellan was also excited
to have Gayle back.
"It is exciting to have Chris join the Sunfoil
Dolphins for the T20 competition," Chellan
said. "He is a truly world-class performer
and a cricketing superstar. Together with
(England s) Graham Onions, he becomes
our second overseas professional for this
Dolphins had signed Onions recently for
the whole season, and will hope he and
Gayle beef up the squad that includes other
international-level players such as David
Miller and Kyle Abbott.
Dolphins finished second from bottom
in the previous season of the Ram Slam
T20 Challenge, with only two wins from
With Gayle s West Indies teammate Sunil
Narine---arguably the most in-demand T20
spinner in world cricket at the moment---
with Cape Cobras for the next season, Crick-
et South Africa will hope their T20 com-
petition is a more high-profile affair this
key to victory over
India says Sammy
the ball during a
on Monday at
Eden Gardens in
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Dolphins re-sign Gayle for T20 tourney
Bovell swims to
silver in 100m IM
...fourth in first ever 50m breast final
George Bovell III got silver in the men's 100-
metre individual medley final when the FINA
World Cup Swimming Championship resumed
with the sixth-leg at the Singapore Sports School
Swimming Pool, yesterday.
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