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T&T Olympic and FINA World Long and Short
Course Championships bronze medal swimmer,
George Bovell III, has expressed his satisfaction
with the outcome of his first weekend of interna-
tional competition which resulted in a gold medal
in the 50m freestyle and silver in the 50m back-
Competing at the 51st Mel Zaljac Meet held at the
University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre, Uni-
versity Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Cana-
da May 22-25, the 30-year-old Bovell, won gold in
the 50m freestyle in 22.91 seconds, well ahead of his
Club Wolverine team-mate Geoff Cheah who was
second in 23.32 while Yuri Kisil and Zach Hayden
were joint third in 23.33.
Earlier in the preliminary heats, Hayden was the
top qualifier in 23.29 ahead of Bovell (23.51), Kisil
(23.71) and Cheah (23.79). He got silver in the men's
50m backstroke in 26.97 behind Russell Wood (26.66)
while Jeffrey Swanston took bronze in 27.10.
In the heats Bovell was the sixth fastest qualifier
in the 50m backstroke heats in 27.66 seconds after
being seeded second with a time of 25.96 behind
Bovell also won the 50m butterfly B-final in 25.55
followed by Rohan Jacobs (25.85) and Stephen Calkins
(25.91) while he qualified for the 50m breaststroke
gold medal swim after he qualified as the fifth fastest
from the heats with a time of 29.53, but opted out
of the event.
The four-day meet for the former NCAA champion
was the first since he last competed in November
2013 at the FINA World Cup in Beijing, China, winning
silver in the 100m individual medley, his 13th of the
And commenting on his performances, Bovell said,
"It was a good starting point for me. I purposely
opted to do a lot of racing in quick succession which
affected the times, but at this stage of my season
the times are unimportant, it was about learning
what mistakes I have a tendency to make so that I
may address them in practice these next coming
weeks. I was pleased to come away with a gold and
Asked about the return to swimming of 22-time
Olympic medallist and 18-time gold medal winner
Michael Phelps who retired after the London 2012
Olympics, Bovell replied, "It is obvious that there
are many reasons involved, but I doubt he will be
as formidable as he was before and will not compete
across such a broad range of events.
Not one to back down from competition, Bovell
who was third in the Athens Greece Olympics, 200m
individual medley final behind Phelps and Ryan
Lochte added, "If he wants to come into the 50m
freestyle I would welcome it and take pleasure in
showing him what speed and technique are all about,
but I doubt he will, so his comeback does not really
affect me as we won't be direct competitors. I expect
he will swim the 100 free for the relay, and the 100m
butterfly and 200 individual medley."
Up next for Bovell will be the USA Swimming
Arena Santa Clara Grand prix June 20-22 in Northern
California at the George F Haines International Swim
Centre where he expects to face down old arch rival,
USA Olympians Anthony Ervin and Nathan Adrian.
At that meet Bovell said he does not intend to swim
as much races as he did in Canada as the emphasis
will be on the performances itself.
Following that meet he will then jet off to the
French Open in early July and then the Common-
wealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of
July in Glasgow, Scotland, as he builds up to the
World Short Course Championships in Qatar in
December where he hopes to win the 100m IM.
Last year during the FINA World Cup, Bovell's 13
medal tally included one gold, five silver and seven
bronze while the 200m IM Olympic bronze medal
winner at Athens 2000 got bronze in the 50m freestyle
World Championship Long Course final in Spain last
year to add to his bronze medal won in the 100m
IM at the 2012 December's 11th FINA World Short
Course Championship in Turkey.
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Bovell satisfied with
T&T Olympic and
FINA World Long
and Short Course
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