Olympics

George Bovell 3rd in 50 metres freestyle heat; does not qualify for semi-finals

George Bovell swam 22.30 to place 3rd in the 50 metres freestyle preliminaries in Rio.

However, his time was not enough to get him into the semi-finals tonight.

Only the swimmers with the top 16 times go through.

Bovell swam in lane 7 in Heat 8 at 12.16 Thursday afternoon.

SEE ALSO: Watch video of George Bovell's race

The race was won by Yu Hexin of China in 22.20. 

Filip Wypych of Poland was second in 22.23 seconds.

Lewis 34th in Race 6, moves up one spot in overall standings

Laser sailor Andrew Lewis has placed 34th in the sixth race in Rio.

This has helped him move up just one spot in the overall standings from 43rd at the end of Race 5, to 42nd.

Lewis had placed 42nd in Race 1, 34th in Race 2, 39th in Race 3, 36th in Race 4 and 41st in Race 5.

There are 10 races in the preliminary events. 

There is no competition in this event on Thursday.

Lewis will next participate on Friday in Races 7 and 8 tand Races 9 and 10 on Saturday.

The medal race is on Monday.

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