Trinidad & Tobago swimmer Dylan Carter has been added to his nation’s Olympic roster after having received an official invitation from FINA confirms his nation’s Amateur Swimming Association.
Carter, who holds FINA Olympic B standards in the 50m free, 100m free, 100m back and 100m butterfly, will be representing Trinidad & Tobago in the 100m freestyle event in Rio, where his 2016 best rests at 49.31. Carter joins Olympic bronze medalist George Bovell in representing his nation in Rio. For Bovell, who earned his bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in the 200m IM, 2016 marks his 5th Olympic Games.
A World Youth Olympic medalist, Carter is a student-athlete at the University of Southern California where he has sat out this past year in order to train exclusively for the Olympic Games. He was the only member of his national team to make a semi-final at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, taking 15th in the 50m butterfly event.
Below is Carter’s own social media post, revealing the young sprinter’s excitement.
— Dylan Carter (@DylanCarter11) July 6, 2016