The 2015 Belgian Open Championships are underway in Antwerp, Belgium, and Trinidad & Tobago’s George Bovell is making head lines.
The 31 year old is currently training in Italy and it is paying off. He qualified second in the men’s 5o breaststroke yesterday, breaking the Trinidad & Tobago national record with his time of 28.10. He set the previous record in 2013 at 28.22. Ioannis Karpouzlis of Greece earned the top seed in the event with his time of 27.36.
Later in finals, Bovell lowered his record again, breaking 28 for the first time with a 27.69. Karpouzlis wasn’t as fast as he was during prelims, but he did win the event with a final time of 27.61.