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George Bovell

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Gender Male
Age 39
Date of birth July 18,1983
Zodiac sign Cancer
Born Guelph
Canada
Height 196 (cm)
Weight 74 (kg)
ParentsBarbara Bovell
George Bovell
Olympic medalsSwimming At The 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 Metre Individual Medley
Job Swimmer
Education Fatima College
The Bolles School
Auburn University
NationalityTrinidadian
Siblings Nicholas Bovell
Olympic medalSwimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre individual medley
Awards Chaconia Medal
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George Bovell Life story


George Richard Lycott Bovell is an Olympic bronze medalist swimmer and former world record holder from Trinidad and Tobago. Bovell is also a two-time World Championship bronze medalist.

George Richard Lycott Bovell (born 18 July 1983) is an Olympic bronze medalist swimmer and former world record holder from Trinidad and Tobago. Bovell is also a two-time World Championship bronze medalist.

Olympic career


George Bovell represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics. At the 2004 Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the men's 200 IM: the 9th medalist in the country's history and 12th medal overall. It was also the first-ever Olympic swimming medal for the country, and T&T's only medal from the 2004 Olympics. Bovell made it to the Finals of the 50m Freestyle in London where he placed 7th after returning from a forced hiatus due to a brain injury earlier in the season. Bovell carried the T&T flag at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the 20th Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia and in the closing ceremonies of the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games.

World Championships


In 2013 Bovell won the bronze medal in the 50m freestyle at the FINA World Long Course Championships in Barcelona. His Bronze Medal time of 21.51 seconds would have won the silver in the London Olympic Final a year earlier.In 2012 Bovell won the bronze medal in the 100m Individual Medley at the Fina World Short Course Championships in Istanbul.Bovell has been in 10 World Championship finals since 2001.

Swimming Career Highlights


Olympic Bronze Medallist

Former World Record Holder

Two-time World Championship Bronze Medallist

Six-time Pan Am Games Medallist (2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze)

Ten-time World Championship Finalist

2nd Place Overall in the 2012 FINA World Cup (7 gold, 9 silver)

Five-time Individual NCAA Champion

Eight-time Individual SEC Champion

Caribbean and Central American Champion of three consecutive games and record holder, also 3 silver, 2 bronze

Former NCAA Record Holder

Most All American Honours in Auburn History with 25

Multiple Caribbean and Central American record holder

Four-time NCAA Team Champion

Undefeated in NCAA team Division 1 swimming career

Trinidad and Tobago National Awards


Chaconia Gold

Humming Bird Gold

Trinidad and Tobago Sportsman of the Year 2004 & 2014

TTOC Athlete of the year

2012 CCN TV6 Viewers Choice Sports Personality of the Year

2013 Trinidad Express Personality of the Year

2014 CCN TV6 Viewers Choice Sports Personality of the Year

2014 Trinidad Guardian Sportsman of the Year

2014 Trinidad Tobago Olympic Committee Sports Personality of the Year

Main Events


Best Times


50m LCM freestyle (suit) 21.20

50m LCM freestyle (textile) 21.51

100m LCM freestyle 48.82

200m Freestyle LCM 1.48.80

200m LCM Individual Medley 1.58.80

50m freestyle SCM 20.82

100m freestyle SCM 47.03

100m Individual Medley 51.15

References


External links


T&T Sporting Archives [1]

Olympic medalists of Trinidad

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