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Clarke bags 2 more golds

JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

Clarke bags 2 more golds

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THE RISING STAR of local swimming continues to shine.

McCallum Clarke did it again, capturing two more golds as part of an individual three-medal effort on Thursday as Barbados increased their tally to 32 medals at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Martinique.

Competing in the 11-12 boys’ category, Clarke started his impressive showing with a victory in the 200 IM, clocking two minutes, 27:67 seconds – a full three ticks ahead of his nearest competitor.

He returned moments later for an even better performance, equalling Nkosi Dunwoody’s national record in the 50-metre breaststroke by winning the event in 33:45 seconds.

Clarke topped off the effort with a bronze-medal showing in the 200-metre butterfly, where he came third with 2:31.76 behind Guadeloupe teammates Mitch Bourgeois (2:29.31) and Tom Lerno (2:30.62). (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.