Swim ace George Bovell 3rd is out of harm’s way, not having turned up in Hong Kong to contest any of the three events he was logged for in the two-day third-leg of Swimming’s World Cup circuit.
Without any official communique from his home Amateur Swimming Association or the swimmer himself who usually uses his Social Media pages to chronicle his diaries, it is believed that widespread pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong stood in the way of his presence there for competition.
Bovell who counted two firsts both in the 100-metre Individual Medley and two silvers in the 50-metre freestyle in action in Doha, Qatar and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was marked D N S – Did Not start for the 50-metre breaststroke and the 100-metre Individual Medley in Monday’s first day programme in Hong Kong and for the 50-metre freestyle yesterday.
Bovell is however likely to be heading to Moscow, Russia for this weekend’s fourth leg of two-day action.
In hockey Trinidad and Tobago women’s team started the quest to qualify for the next stage of the world League with a 5-1 victory over Puerto Rico as the double-gender competition flicked off in Jamaica yesterday.
The TT men’s team are also competing.
In cycling, Day Two of the Tobago Cycling Classic is on today after yesterday’s opening in which USA’s Winston David was winner with Emile Abraham third.
In Tobago today too, two matches in the National Super League football championships are scheduled – Phoenix 1976 FC versus La Horquettta at Canaan and 12th placed Bethel United against second-placed Club Sando at MontGomery.
In Trinidad the spotlight is on the 14 secondary schools in Premier Division League Championship play – St Mary’s versus leaders St Anthony’s at Serpentine Road looking the match of the Day ahead of seond-placed Naparaima College’s home meeting with Fatima, Arima North welcoming Trinity College east, St Augustine hosting Chaguanas North, San Juan North at Bourg against Presentation College, Carapichaima East in Freeport against St Benedict’s College and Shiva Boys Hindu College against East Mucurapo at Guaracara Park.
In Europe in UEFA action, champions Real Madrid as well as Arsenal, Liverpool, Juventus and Atletico Madrid take the field of play. Yesterday Paris Saint Germain recorded a famous 3-2 win over giants Barcelona in France,