Fraser just misses personal best in heat swim

| 30/07/2021 | 5 Comments
Cayman News Service
Brett Fraser at the Tokyo Olympics (from social media)

(CNS): Three-time Cayman Islands Olympian Brett Fraser (31) tied for second place with Dylan Carter of Trinidad in Heat 6 of the Men’s 50m Freestyle in Tokyo on Friday. He missed his 2011 personal best of 22.41 by a whisker, clocking 22.46. Fraser also missed out on the semi-finals despite the sterling performance. All eyes now turn to the track. Kemar Hyman, who is also competing in his third Olympics, is due to run on Saturday in the 100m, and Shalysa Wray will make her Olympic debut in the 400m next week.

Watch Fraser’s race on Facebook here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done coming second, how come that doesn’t qualify for the next round?

    • Anonymous says:

      Second in his heat. There are multiple heats.

    • Anonymous says:

      Everything in swimming comes down to time. His time of 22.46 seconds was second fastest in his heat of 8 swimmers. There are multiple heats per race and the heats are arranged by seed time (submitted times from time trials) and go from slowest heat to fastest heat.

      His time only carries him through to next round if 22.46 is in top 8 times of ALL swimmers in the event not just his heat.

      • Anonymous says:

        Top 16 move on to the semi-finals which he has done before but still an impressive time for someone who came out of “retirement” to qualify for these games.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good job!! Very proud of you!

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