Carter Joins Bovell In Representing Trinidad & Tobago In Rio

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.

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Coach Huggies.

He’s also got a 200 free B cut. Went 1:48.44 a week ago in Nassau in a time trial.

Lol

Why will he only swim one event if he’s got several cuts?

rollseyes

Because any swimmer will pick their race to put all their energy and focus into it to ensure their time is the best it can be. A swimmer picks the event that they have the best shot in qualifying in and will focus all their energy on that. This is the Olympics. If he was training then he would swim all events. I pretty much figured that was common sense.

Dawgpaddle

Congratulations to George. Is he the first Olympic swimmer who is also a grandfather?

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