SOBERS COMPETES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

SOBERS COMPETES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
 



WINDSOR, CANADA --- Emmanuel men's swimming freshmen Alex Sobers (Bridgetown, Barbados) represented his home country of Barbados in the 2016 World Championships. Sobers competed in 4 events (50, 100, 200, 400 short course meter free events), during the World Championships (December 6-11).

The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is a bi-annual event that has grown dramatically over the past 23 years. The 13th edition of these Championships was held in Windsor, Canada and hosted over 1,000 of the world's best swimmers from 172 countries for 6 days of intense competition.
 

RESULTS

400 free (3:58.13) 54th place
200 free (1:49.69) 57th place
50 free (23.50) 72nd place
100 free (50.37) 70th place
Head Swim Coach, Allen Gilchrest, commented; "Alex just turned 18 in November! We are very proud of Alex, competing at the World Championships at such a young age, against the World's best swimmers, he did a great job competing on the World stage this year in Windsor and Rio. Alex finished the meet by breaking the Barbados national age group record in the 100 free for his age group. Amazing!" 
This past August, Sobers represented his home country of Barbados in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The then, incoming freshmen competed in the men's 400m freestyle, finishing 44th overall in a time of 3:59.97. This was the first Emmanuel College athlete to compete in an Olympic Games. Now Sobers is the first Emmanuel College athlete to compete in a World Championships. GO LIONS!
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