Gibbs and Forbes reach semi-finals at FINA World Juniors

As of Tuesday, September 6, 2022

#TEAM Bahamas concluded competition at the FINA World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru with a pair of semifinalists over the weekend.

#Rhanishka Gibbs reached her second semifinal of the meet and Nigel Forbes advanced for the first time at the Videna Aquatics Centre.

#Gibbs concluded day five with an 11th place finish in the women’s 50m Freestyle with her time of 26.68 seconds – a new personal best.

#She advanced to the semi-finals with the 14th fastest time out of the prelims, 26.99. Keianna Moss also contested the event and finished tied for 23rd overall with her personal best time of 27.70.

#Forbes finished 12th overall in the men’s 50m Butterfly with a new personal best time of 24.71.

#Forbes finished 17th in the preliminaries with a time of 25.12 and was an alternate for the semifinal round.

#After a withdrawal of an athlete in the top 16, Forbes received the opportunity to swim in the semifinals.

#Marvin Johnson also swam the 50m Butterfly and finished 35th overall with a time of 26.06. Team Bahamas reached the semifinal round in four events at this year’s World Championsships.

#Gibbs was the first to advance out of the prelims with her 14th overall (33.46) finish in the 50m Breaststroke last Tuesday.

#Johnson advanced to the semis of the 50m Freestyle and finished 13th overall in 23.39.

#All six members of Team Bahamas participated across four events on day five.

#Johnson and Forbes both contested the 100m Freestyle.

#Forbes finished 30th in 52.29 and Johnson was 39th in 52.95.

#Gibbs was 35th in the 100m Butterfly in 1:09.97.

#In addition to Moss’ aforementioned appearance in the 50m Freestyle, she also swam the 100m Butterfly and finished 22nd in 1:05.21.

#Erald Thompson III and Emmanuel Gadson finished 20th (30.17) and 31st (31.45) respectively in the 50m Breaststroke.

#On the final day of competition, Gadson and Forbes were the only members to compete in an individual event – the 200m Butterfly.

#Forbes finished 21st overall in 2:06.75 while Gadson was 31st in 2:18.05.

#The duo then went on to team with Thompson and Johnson to finish 12th overall in the 400m Medley Relay.

#More than 500 of the world’s best junior swimmers from over 80 countries competed over the six-day event which concluded on Sunday, September 4.

#This Videna Aquatics Centre also hosted the XVIII Pan American and Parapan American Games in 2019, the 2021 South American Youth Aquatic Sports Championship and the 2022 FINA Water Polo World League Intercontinental Cup.

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