T&T sailor Andrew Lewis endured another tough day in the men's one-person dinghy laser event, ending with a pile of points in race three on Monday morning at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
A score of 23 in race one on Sunday at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour was followed by a 29th-placing in race two which was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed to early yesterday morning.
He saw some improvement in his second race of the day, placing 27th among the 35 competitors in race three and now sits on 79 points.
Finland’s Kaarle Tapper (19), who led the class from race one, placed 14th but remained in the top spot, with Tonci Stipanovic (24) of Croatia and Pavlos Kontides (16) of Cyprus in second and third, respectively.
Stipanovic has improved gradually from the opening race placing 15th, then sixth and yesterday, third. Kontides, meanwhile, collected four points in the opener, seven in race two and five in race three.
Lewis, 31, will continue to try and make up some ground on his opponents as they compete in the ten-race series.
The T&T sailor will seek out a single-digit finish in race four which was scheduled to sail off at 11.15 pm last night (Monday) as well as in race five which is scheduled for this morning at 12.30 am (T&T time).
Carter chases glory in 100m free
Today, swimmer Dylan Carter dives back into action in the men's 100m freestyle at 6.14 am (T&T time), today at the Toyko Olympic Centre.
The 25-year-old will be aiming for a better finish than in the men's 100m backstroke on Sunday where he did not qualify for the semifinals in the event. Swimming in lane three in heat two, touched the wall fourth in 54.82 seconds. Kacper Stokowski of Poland won with 53.99, followed by Francisco Rogerio Santos of Portugal in second spot with 54.35 and Jan Cejka of Czech Republic in third spot with 54.69.
Carter ended 32nd overall among the 41 swimmers that competed after the six heats. Only the top 16 advanced to the semifinals.
Today, he will compete in heat six against Sweden's Robin Hanson, Jacob Whittle of Great Britain, Oussama Sahnoune (Algeria), Damian Wierling (Germany), Gabriel Santos (Brazil), Stan Pijnenburg (The Netherlands) and Meiron Amir Cheruti (Israel).
On Thursday, day six of the Games, Carter will return to the pool in the men's 100m butterfly event and on Friday, Carter will line up in the men's 50m freestyle event competing heat six at 6.12 am (T&T time). So too, Cherelle Thompson, who will race in the women's version of the race at 6.36 am. She will face the starter in heat seven.
Chow aims at ninth spot in women's single sculls
Rower Felice Aisha Chow will be back on the waters at the Sea Forest Waterway at a rescheduled time on Wednesday night at 11 pm (T&T time) instead of last night (Tuesday), now aiming for the ninth position in the women's single sculls as she will no longer have a chance at a medal.
This after the 44-year-old rower placed fifth in heat three in the quarterfinals on Saturday night, clocking a time of eight minutes and 21.23 seconds (8:21.23) and did not progress.
The three fastest athletes in the quarterfinal heats advanced to the semi-finals. Quarterfinal heat three winner was Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig (7:58.20), followed by second-placed Anna Souwer (7:59.92) of the Netherlands and in third, Greece’s Anneta Kyridou (8:09.19).
On Friday, Chow, who made her debut for T&T at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, convincingly won repechage heat two, crossing the line 8:15.94 to seal her spot in the quarterfinals.
In Wednesday's semifinal C/D 1, Chow will compete against Veronica Toro Arana of Puerto Rico, Jovana Arsic (Serbia), Lovisa Claesson (Sweden), Maike Diekmann (Namibia) and Hung Wing Yan Winne (Hong Kong).
The top three finishers will progress to Final C and the remaining crews go to final D.