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Personal best for Paralympic swimmer Antwahn Boyce-Vaughan


Nick Maitland

Personal best for Paralympic swimmer Antwahn Boyce-Vaughan
From left: Antwahn Boyce-Vaughan, coach Adele Price and chef de Mission Martin Jackman at the Opening Ceremony. (GP)

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Barbadian Paralympian Antwahn Boyce-Vaughan earned a well fought second place finish in the first heat of the men’s 50 metre freestyle at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics today.

Personal best for Paralympic swimmer Antwahn Boyce-Vaughan
Antwahn Boyce-Vaughan (FILE)

The 20-year-old got to the finish line in a personal best time of 37.86 seconds behind eventual winner Rodrigo Hermosa of Paraguay who clocked 29.72 seconds. Vincentian Dexroy Creese rounded out the three-man race in 41.44.

Boyce-Vaughan commendable swim is testament to his determination over the last few years.

After losing his right leg to cancer in 2018, he then learned to swim only a year and a half ago under the guidance of coach Adele Price, who accompanied him to the Games. (NM)

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