Warren Lawrence the son of Olympic swimmer Woodrow “Woody” Lawrence created history this morning becoming the first ever swimmer to represent Dominica at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Lawrence finished 7th place in heat number 3 the Men’s 50-meter butterfly event He swam 26.19 seconds in the event. The event was won by Collins Saliboko in a time of 25.52 seconds.
Lawrence also attained 3rd place finish for Dominica in heat number 2 of the men’s 100-meter backstroke event in a time of 1:00:13 seconds.
The race was won by Keenan Dols of Jamaica in a time of 57.80 seconds; Bede Aitu was second in a time of 59.77 seconds.
Despite the 3rd place finish warren won’t qualify for the semifinals however sets new personal best time at the commonwealth games.
In an interview with Gavin Richards Lawrence expressed disappointment in his performance and stated that he plans to improve his training.
“I am definitely going to talk to my coach to see how I can fix my training to fit my needs, he expressed.
He will compete in a next race on Sunday which is the men’s 100-meter back stroke event.
Eleven (11) athletes and seven (7) officials and support staff, competing in Swimming, Cycling and Athletics is representing Dominica at the Commonwealth Games.