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George Richard Lytcott Bovell III

George Richard Lytcott Bovell III

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George Richard Lytcott Bovell III (born 18 July 1983) is an Olympic bronze medalist swimmer and former world record holder from Trinidad and Tobago. He is a four-time Olympian and the Caribbean region's most successful swimmer.

 

Bovell recently won a Bonze Medal at the 2013 FINA Long Course World Championships in Barcelona in the 50m Freestyle, clocking a time of 21.51 seconds. This time would have clinched silver in the Olympic Final one year Earlier in which he placed 7th. In 2012 Bovell won a Bronze Medal at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul in the 100m Individual Medley; a testament to his versatility. He was ranked 2nd, 4th and 8th in the FINA World Rankings for 2012 in the 100m IM, 50m freestyle SCM, and the 50m freestyle LCM respectively. 

 

George Bovell represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the men's 200 IM: the 9th medalist in the country's history and 12th medal overall.[7] It was also the first-ever Olympic swimming medal for the country, and T&T's only medal from the 2004 Olympics. Bovell also made it to the Finals of the 50m Freestyle in London where he placed 7th in the fastest field ever assembled.

Bovell is also a 5 time Pan American Games Medalist, with 2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze, the most of any Trinidad and Tobago Athlete.

 

Bovell is currently the fourth fastest performer of all time in the 50m Freestyle. This is different from the 200 IM, the event in which he won his Olympic Medal and in which he has held the world record. He is also the second fastest performer ever in textile in the 100m Individual Medley.

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bovell

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