Swimming at the Stanford University Invitational Grand Prix over the weekend for Barbados Martyn Forde broke his national mark of 23.30 for the 50 metre freestyle set last November with a preliminary swim of 23.17 but was just short of the Olympic B standard of 23.13 .His morning heats time had placed him 11th and he would return to swim in the B finals . In the evening finals he would again swim faster than his November standard and win the race but yet again miss the standard as he won in a time of 23.21.

Forde is locked in a tight battle with teammate Terence Haynes as to who will make the Olympic Qualifying times for the sprint freestyle (50 and 100 metre) events for the Beijing Games

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