Marvin Johnson 13th overall in 50m freestyle

As of Friday, September 2, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#Marvin Johnson became the second member of Team Bahamas to advance to a semi-final at the 8th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Lima, Peru.

#Johnson took to the pool at the Videna Aquatics Center last night in the second of two 50m Freestyle semi-finals and finished sixth in 23.39 seconds. His time placed him no.13 overall in the field of 16 semifinalists and 82 competitors.

#Johnson opened competition yesterday morning in the preliminary rounds with a time of 23.38 to finish sixth in heat 10. His time advanced as the no. 15 qualifier through to the semifinals.

#Nigel Forbes also competed in the event and swam a time of 23.64 to finish first in heat six, however, his time finished no.18 overall in the heats.

#Forbes missed the final qualifying time of 23.50 swam by Nathaniel Thomas of Jamaica.

#Rhanishka Gibbs returned to the competition to swim the 100m Breaststroke.

#She finished sixth in heat four in 1:17.87. Her time placed her 24th overall in the field.

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

#Gibbs swam 33.47 to advance and eventually finished 14th overall in the field with her time of 33.46 in the semifinals.

#Keianna Moss also competed in the prelims of the 50m Butterfly. She posted a time of 29.28 to finish eighth in heat six and 23rd overall.

#The quartet concluded the session with their appearance in the Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay.

#The team finished sixth in heat two in 3:55.37, no.19 in the field of 28 teams. Forbes split 54.95 on the first leg, followed by Johnson at 55.39, Moss in 1:02.08, and Gibbs swam the anchor leg at 1:02.95.

#The competition continues today with another active morning session for Team Bahamas.

#Moss will be up first to contest the 50m Backstroke. She will swim in lane eight of heat five at 10:38am.

#Johnson will swim in the 50m Butterfly – heat eight, lane two at 10:58am.

#Forbes will follow in lane one of heat 10 at 11:02am.

#Following a day off, Erald Thompson III will be back in action, swimming the 200m Breastroke. He competes in heat two out of lane two at 11:43am.

#Emmanuel Gadson will also swim in the event – lane one of heat four at 11:51am.

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