Carter bags three medals, leads London Roar into ISL finals

Dylan Carter  -
Dylan Carter -

A CULMINATION of powerful performances from Trinidad and Tobago swimmer Dylan Carter and his London Roar outfit throughout the 2021 International Swimming League (ISL) season saw them advance to next weekend’s final round in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Carter climaxed the match day five on Saturday by adding one silver and two bronze medals to his tally; all of which played integral roles in ensuring London Roar attained enough points to secure a spot in the final.

The two-time TT Olympic swimmer earned silver in the men’s 100-metre freestyle and also bagged bronze in the 50m butterfly and 4x100m mixed medley relay events.

In the 100m free, Carter touched the wall in 46.47 seconds to claim runner-up spot behind winner and Australian teammate Kyle Chalmers (46.23). Splashing to bronze was Energy Standard’s Adam Barrett (46.86).

The 25-year-old Carter then secured bronze in the 50m butterfly with a 22.27 seconds clocking. He trailed gold medallist USA’s Tom Shields (22.15) of LA Current and silver recipient Ben Proud (22.25) of Energy Standard.

And in the mixed medley, Carter swam the opening leg to set up another podium finish for London Roar. His team of Alia Atkinson, Vini Lanza and Freya Anderson completed the distance in 3:37.17 while another London Roar team was fourth in 3:37.64.

Winning this event was Energy Standard in 3:33.32 while LA Current was second in 3:35.87.

Heading into the final round of swimming, London Roar are second on the overall standings with 498.5 points. Leading the charge are Energy Standard (561.5pts) while LA Current (415.5pts) and DC Trident (289.5pts) complete the finalists.

Additionally on Friday, Carter was a part of the gold medal team, in the men’s 4x100 metre freestyle relay.

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