Trinidad & Tobago's George Bovell swam a personal best time of 55.22 seconds in the men’s 100 metres backstroke to set a new national record at the Olympic Games, yesterday but unfortunately his time was not good enough to advance to the next round.
St. Kitts & Nevis has not got off to a good start in their olympics bid as their sprinter Tameka Williams though having qualified for the 100 and 200 metres races, has been sent home by her team for a potential drug violation. The St. Kitts Olympic committee said that Williams had been using a substance, which was clearly outside the medical code and although having not yet tested positive at the Olympics it is best that she does not participate at this time.
Jamaica has so far made an appearance in dressage and cross country courtesy of Samantha Albert and her horse Danny, while in swimming Alia Atkinson just missed out on a medal spot coming in fourth in the 100m breast stroke, she is the third Jamaican swimmer to make an Olympic finals and the second to have acheived a 4th place in a final. They will also field competitors in Taekwondo and athletics.