FINA World Juniors: Swimmers in spotlight

As of Thursday, September 1, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#FIVE members of team Bahamas were in action yesterday on day two of the 8th FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Junior Championships at the Videna Aquatics Center in Lima, Peru.

#Nigel Forbes and Erald Thompson III got things started for The Bahamas in the 200m individual medley (IM).

#Forbes finished seventh in heat four in 2:12.83 seconds to finish 33rd overall while Thompson was eighth in heat three in 2:19.19, 47th overall.

#Both returned to swim a second individual race in yesterday’s prelims.

#In the 100m Butterfly, Forbes finished eighth in heat seven in 56.71 to finish 33rd overall in the field. Marvin Johnson also competed in the event and swam 58.94 to finish eighth in heat eight – 36th overall.

#Thompson was seventh in heat two of the 200m Freestyle in 2:09.18 to rank 52nd.

#Both Keianna Moss and Rhanishka Gibbs contested the 100m Freestyle. Moss swam 1:00.65 to finish fourth in heat six while Gibbs was fourth in heat five in 1:02.14. They finished 22nd and 37th in the field respectively.

#Moss returned to the pool to deliver the top performance for Team Bahamas in the session in the 200m Butterfly.

#She finished seventh in heat two in 2:35.6 to finish 22nd overall.

#Cameron Bruney, David del Cueto and Stan Corcoran are the coaches for Team Bahamas and the team is managed by Erald Thompson II.

#Gibbs highlighted a busy day one for Team Bahamas as she advanced to the final of the 50m Breaststroke.

#Fresh off her Commonwealth Games appearance, Gibbs swam 33.47 to advance and eventually finished 14th overall in the field with her time of 33.46 in the semifinals.

#In other day one preliminaries:

#Thompson finished 22nd (1:07.34) and Emmanuel Gadson finished 25th (1:07.50) in the 100m Breaststroke while Moss finished 31st (1:08.67) and Johnson finished 36th (1:05.29) in the 100m Backstroke.

#The team of Johnson, Forbes, Thompson and Gadson finished 18th in the 4x100m Freestyle relay in 3:41.57.

#More than 500 of the world’s best junior swimmers from over 80 countries are competing over the six day event which concludes on September 4.

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