Beginning the long course season in the same vein in which he ended the short course season last year BRADLEY ALLY, Barbados’ swimming Icon is making his presence felt in Europe. Competing in his first long course meet for the year – ‘Meeting International de la FFN’ January 21-24rd -Bradley took the gold medal from France’s Ganesh Pedurand in 2:02.92 in the 200 M IM to achieve a ranking in this his preparation stage of 4th in the World.

In the 200 M backstroke Ally was out-touched by France’s Alexis Cabrol who won the gold in 2:03.01. But Bradley was dangerously close behind taking the silver in 2:03.11 for a primary ranking of 5th place in the World.

In the 200 M freestyle he took second spot in the ‘B’ final in 1:52.42 coming within splits of breaking his national record of 1:52.30. Despite being in the ‘B’ final this time placed him 8th overall in the event as his ‘B’ final time was better than some posted in the ‘A’ final.

Bradley continues his training in FRANCE towards his preparation for the World Long course in Shanghai and the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara.