Olympic Wild Card hopeful to Compete in Barbados

first_imgGuyanese swimmer Andrew Fowler departed Guyana on Wednesday for the Barbados Invitational in his bid to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Fowler who is competing for an Olympic wild card qualification spot will look to trim some time off his personal best of 25:65 in the 50 meter freestyle.The 20 year old who hails from the rural village of Farm, is very confident of bettering his personal best due to his excellent preparations ahead of the meet. The Agri- Machinery student of the Guyana Technical Institute who will be in Barbados for the first time revealed that his best accomplishment in the pool thus far is winning his heat at the World Championships in Russia last year.Fowler can directly qualify for the Olympics if he meets the Olympics Qualifying Time (OQT) of 22:27 seconds. He can also potentially qualify if he reaches the Olympic Selection Time (OST) of 23:05.The qualifying time standards must be obtained in World Championships, Continental Championships, Continental Qualification Events, National Championships and Trials, or International Competitions approved by FINA in the period between March 1, 2015 to July 3, 2016.last_img

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