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Trini winner snatches histroic bronze medal - Friday 20, August-2004
He was behind Americans Michael Phelps, who won in a new Olympic record 1:57.14, and Ryan Lochte (1:58.78).
“I feel glad I’m going home with some souvenirs. I’ve been training hard and I am glad it is paying off,” Bovell told CMC Sport after the race. “It was a close race in the end and it’s a good thing I have long arms.”
Born in Canada, he had the options of representing that country or even Barbados. His mother, Barbara Bishop, was a distance runner on the Barbados team at the 1972 Munich Olympics while a student at Codrington High School.
His father, George II, was educated at The Lodge School and was a Barbados swimmer, and he is a direct descendant of John Redman Bovell, the man whose face is on this nation’s$2 note.
Compliments of the Nation
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