Mc Rae fails to advance

Guyana’s swimmer Earlando McRae yesterday failed to advance to the next round of the men’s 50m breaststroke event in Barcelona, Spain at the 15th FINA World Swimming Championship despite a new personal best effort.

McRae, one of the top local swimmers, swam in lane 3 of heat 2 and recorded a time of 32.24 seconds after entering the event with a seed time of 33.38 seconds. His entry time was the third fastest time in his heats.

Olympian Britany Van Lange who is only 16-year old and the only female swimmer on the team, swims her first event, the women’s 100m freestyle tomorrow (Thursday) at 10:00hrs. Van Lange’s entry time for this event stands at 1:01.62 seconds; the fast time of heat 2.

Competition for the Bishop’s High School student will come from Tiara Shahril-Anwar and Sameera Albitar who have entry times of 1:04.8 seconds and 1:04.32 seconds respectively, second and third fastest times in her heat.

McRae and Niall Roberts, double-time Olympian are expected to return to long course pool inside Palau Sant Jordi, on Friday for the men’s 50m freestyle event.



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