19 year old Raymond Edwards puts in a another sterling performance.

Bringing his participation to a close at the XIX Commonwealth Games last night at the SPM AQUATICS COMPLEX, TALKATORA GARDENS, DELHI, INDIA and fulfilling his mission at the Games, Edwards scored another improvement hit in the 200 M breaststroke event. Quoting Nicholas Neckles who accompanied Raymond to the Games:

‘Raymond did another PB this morning he went 2.29.93 in the 200 M. But he picked up a cold 2 days ago for which he had been on antibiotics and after his race he sustained an asthma attack. He was treated by the Indian medical team at the pool, he was put on a nebulizer machine to help him breathe. He was fine after 20mins. He was on course to do 2.26 as he was out in 1.10.36 in the first 100 M’.

19 year old Edwards put in a another sterling performance and again was able to shave 2 seconds off his entry time in the process despite the fact that he was not 100 % physically fit. Performing under 2:30 for the first time we all believe that this is the beginning of great things for him.  Prior to this race his performance in the 50 M breaststroke surpassed all expectations. Swimming in heat 4 lane 1 Edwards narrowly missed the semifinals by two spots. Placing 18th over all from a field of 27 competitors Edwards had a good .69 reaction time off the blocks to post a personal best of 32.26.

We congratulate Raymond and his Coach for a focused, determined and a highly motivated fine performance.

Edwards scores another personal best!

Warming up towards his major event- the 200 M breaststroke- Raymond Edwards is in fine form. He scored another hit in his improvement record, this time in the 50 M breaststroke. Swimming in heat 4 lane 1 Edwards narrowly missed the semifinals by two spots. Placing 18th over all from a field of 27 competitors Edwards had a good .69 reaction time off the blocks to post a personal best of 32.26.

RAYMOND LEON EDWARDS  improves

RAYMOND LEON EDWARDS improves

The lone representative in swimming has much to celebrate in this his first Commonwealth Games. Making his debut today-Tuesday October 5th – in the 100 M breaststroke event in heat 2 in which he was placed 7th and 22nd overall in the event he got the advantage over 8 other participants whose times ranged from 1:15.83 to 1:39.60. Edwards’ time of 1:09.33 represented an improvement over previous performance of 1:11.36 at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) in Cuba in July this year and represents a big improvement of 2 seconds. Edwards was the lone participant from the Caribbean in this event.

Nicholas Neckles-former Olympian, accompanying Edwards as Coach at these Games, reported-

“Raymond is in high spirits so we plan to keep the ball rolling for the 200M which is our most important event. I am hoping he can finish in the top 20.”

Photographed are RAYMOND EDWARDS & former Olympian Nicholas Neckles at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Photographed are RAYMOND EDWARDS & former Olympian Nicholas Neckles at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

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