Personal mark and fifth place for Turbide in Berlin

competition. Nicholas Jay Torpedo (S13) was out for a ride that lived up to his expectations on Saturday at the Paranation World Series in Berlin. In the 50m freestyle, Quebec finished fifth in a multi-category final, taking advantage of the opportunity to achieve a personal best result in the event.

After finishing second in his qualifying a few hours ago, the Quebec swimmer continued his momentum in the final race. He then completed the distance in 24.52 seconds, a best time in the S13 class, and cut his best by 0.02 seconds.

“I am very happy with my day and my races. I was aiming very high for this event and had the best performance of my life in 5th place Inclusive In addition to. “It’s an excellent result and it bodes well for the future at this event,” Turbide said in an interview with Sportcom.

At the end of the final, where the classification was determined according to calculations according to different times and handicap ratings, Dutchman Roger Dorsman (S11) won the gold, ahead of Lithuanian Edgaras Matakas (S11) and Mexican Angel de Jesus Camacho (S4) for second and third place, respectively.

Three races in three days

It was the third event in as many days for Nicholas Jay Torpedo, who traveled to Germany to compete in his first international competition since the Paralympic Games and ensure he ranks for upcoming events during the summer season.

Thursday, the 25-year-old was unable to get past the preliminary rounds in the 100m breaststroke, but recovered well 24 hours later by signing the fourth-fastest qualifying time in the 50m backstroke. However, he preferred to skip the final in order to conserve energy for the 50m freestyle, a key event for the first Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham, UK, from July 28 to August 8.

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Platform goal

“I really wanted to give myself every chance to succeed this weekend,” he explained. My goal will be to make a podium in England to complete my group. I’m still more consistent and I can say it’s a good start. »

Turbide will run in his favorite event on Sunday, the 100m backstroke, in the finale of the event. the person who was Silver medalist in the same event at the Tokyo Games Last summer he’s going to want to end his weekend in a beautiful way.

“The competition in Berlin is always tough and it is a great opportunity to measure myself against the best. So far, the atmosphere is good and the performances are there and it was a great experience. I will try to continue this well in qualifying, in order to have a good path to the final,” he said in the conclusion.

(Source: Sportcom – Mathieu Fontaine)

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