Youth Olympic Games: Philips Only Caribbean Athlete In 50m Freestyle Semis

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October 13, 2018 7:07 pm AST
Photo Credit: Cleave M Farrington/ BVIOC
The territory is being represented by two youngsters on the international stage in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, currently being held in Buenos Aires.

According to the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC), Elinah Philips—who competed in the Women’s 50m Freestyle semi-finals—was the only Caribbean athlete in that leg. With a time of 26.56 (PB 25.32), she placed 15th overall out of 55 competitors in the event.

Meanwhile, Malik John made his opening debut in Stage 1, heat 2, lane 6 of the Men’s 400m running a time of 53.33 seconds on Thursday. However, according to BVIOC, “this was later changed to a disqualification for lane violation at the 200m curve.”

Photo Credit: Cleave M Farrington/ BVIOC
He is hoping for better results as he competes in stage two of the event, tomorrow, Sunday, October 14th.

“All track events have 2 stages and the average of both finish times determines the podium finishes of the event. All athletes get the opportunity to compete twice,” the BVIOC shared.

His final event in the Games will be in the mixed relays 8 X 100m during the course of the upcoming week.
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