Eleven medals for Guyana Swim Team in Suriname

first_imgEIGHT-year-old Ariel Rodrigues and Trumaine Cole topped the list of Guyanese medal-takers at the De Vos End of the Year Swim Meet in neighbouring Suriname which concluded last Sunday.Guyana swimmers carted off a total of 11 medals, including five gold, and four silver. Other medal winners were Shaqueel Amin and Leon Seaton.Swimming out of the Girls’ 7–8 age category Rodrigues brought home a gold medal in the 100 Individual Medley, 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke, improving her times in all three events.In the 100 IM she entered with a time of 1:34.84 and finished with a time of 1:33.87s. She clocked 35.16 seconds, beating over 20 other swimmers. In the backstroke she touched the wall at 43.71 seconds, again trouncing a host of other competitors.However, the most improvement in times came from Trumaine Cole, who competed in the 18-and-over category. Cole medalled in all of his events finishing with two gold medals, two silver and a bronze. His best performance came in the 100 breaststroke, where he shaved 8 seconds off his entry time of 1:29.77s to finish in 1:21.22s.In the 100 IM it was another improved swim, after he clocked 1:00.34s after entering with a time of 1:16.04s.Amin, who also competed in the 18-and-over category, ended with silver medals in both the 100 breaststroke (1:22.95s) and 50 freestyle (25.46s), while Leon Seaton who competed in the Boys’ 11-12 category took home a bronze in the 50m freestyle (27.65s).last_img

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