Dylan Carter became the second swimmer to earn a medal in fledgling Summer Youth Olympic Games history for Trinidad and Tobago when he finished 3rd in the final of the 50-metre freestyle earlier this morning (TT time) at the second Summer Youth Games underway in Nanjing, China.
And within an hour of his freestyle-final swim in what was evening time Wednesday in the Chinese city, Carter was back in the pool, winning his 50-metre butterfly semifinal heat to qualify for tomorrow’s medal race.
Carter also competes in the opening round of the 100-metres freestyle tomorrow.
The 18-year-old was perfect up to the sprint freestyle final winning the event preliminary and follow-up semifinal but he was upstaged in the medal race by Chinese Hexin Yu, the winner and Braziliaan Paulo de Santana.
Carter, a 2013 World junior 50-metre Butterfly silver medal winner, was being backed to take the freestyle gold based on the fast times he was producing but that did not materialise.
The athletics competition is undrway with TT’s girls hurdler and 400-metre runner Kashief King on track.