Bovell golden in Jax 50 sprint challenge

April 22nd, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago’s George Bovell won the 2013 edition of the Jax 50 sprint challenge that featured a bevy of Olympic talent, all vying for the title in this unique head-to-head 50-yard free only tournament on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bovell, seventh in the 50m free in the London Olympics while a bronze medallist at the World Short Course Swimming Championships last December in Turkey, was making a return to the Bolles Swimming School, where he was once enrolled during his high school years, and where he laid the platform for his international success in swimming.

Bovell won the final confrontation in the men’s bracket with a 19.20 to 19.48 triumph ahead of US Olympic gold medallist Cullen Jones.