Carter bags three swim medals in Mare Nostrum opener

Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
Associated Press / Lee Jin-man, file

T&T swimmer Dylan Carter recently won two silver and a bronze medal at the opening leg of the Mare Nostrum swim tour in Caneten Roussillon, France in preparations for the Paris Olympic Games in July/August.

In the men’s 50 metres freestyle A-Final, Carter place second reaching the wall in 23.37 seconds, French swimmer Maxime Grosset won gold in 21.92 while Hong Kong’s Ian-Yentou Ho settled for bronze in 22.38.

In the 50m butterfly A-Final, Carter got to the wall in 23.50 to finish behind Holland’s Nyls Korstanje who raced to the gold medal in 23.22 while Szabo took silver in 23.47.

In the men’s 100m freestyle, Grosset won another gold with a time of 38.71, with Carter taking his second silver medal in three events, in 48.97 with Japan’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto, third in 49.13.

On the final day of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour second leg at the Club Natació Sant Andreu in Barcelona, Spain, last Friday, Carter splashed to the men’s 50m butterfly silver touching the wall in 23.36 seconds.

Dutch swimmer Nyls Korstanje snatch gold in 23.29s and Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo settled for bronze in 23.38s.

This was Carter’s fourth medal of the three-leg tour. The third and final stage of the tour moved to Monaco from June 1-2.