COURTIS RECORDS BEST 100 BACKSTROKE PLACING FOR BARBADOS IN OVER A DECADE

 

The second day of the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships on Monday July 24 saw Christopher Courtis registering the best 100 metre backstroke ranking for Barbados since 2005.

Courtis who recently crowned himself CCCAN champion in Trinidad and Tobago in the 18 and over age group clocked 57.23 (split time 27.37) to place 35th overall. That is the best position for Barbadian swimmer at the World Championships since the 2005 Montreal competition when Nicky Neckles placed 23rd.

When draftingthecaribbean spoke to him after the race he gave his thoughts about the race

“Overall I am satisfied with my 100 back. At first thought I was hoping for a best time and was disappointed that that did not happen. However, it was my best ever heat swim and I am very happy with that. I am always grateful to be able to represent my country and look forward to doing that again on Saturday in the 50 back”.

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