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Amazing Connor Hupman wins seventh Carifta swimming medal

Connor Hupman wins silver at the 2024 Carifta Aquatics Championships

Another day at the Carifta Aquatics Championships and another day of success for Bermuda.

Having racked up their twentieth medal in the girls 15-17 800 metres freestyle relay late on Monday night, the island’s talented young squad did not have to wait long for the arrival of the 21st.

And for those paying attention to the huge performances being produced night after night in the Bahamas, it will come as no surprise that the first medal on Tuesday was won by teenage sensation Connor Hupman.

The 14-year-old picked up his sixth medal of an amazing Games when finishing runner-up in the boys 13-14 400 metres. Hupman had to give best to Noland Barrett, of Jamaica, with the pair involved in a fierce rivalry over the four days of competition.

Hupman added a seventh medal later in the evening when winning bronze in the 50 metres freestyle. His run of success started on Saturday when winning gold in the 50 metres backstroke and he added two silver medals to his Carifta collection when finishing runner-up in the 200 metres freestyle and 100 metres backstroke on Sunday.

Monday brought another gold in the 200 metres individual medley and silver in the 100 metres freestyle before he rounded his meet off in style on Tuesday.

As well as the medals, the teenager also equalled the national record of 28.33 in the 50 metres backstroke but he was not the only swimmer to etch their name into Bermuda’s record books

Despite not winning a medal in the 1,500 metres freestyle, Thomas Cechini broke Brian Desmond's record of 17min 11.98 sec in some style by touching the wall in 16:57.06.

There was further success on Tuesday night when Madelyn Moore picked up her third medal of the Games when adding bronze in the Women 18 & Over 50 metres freestyle to the golds won in the 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly

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Published April 02, 2024 at 8:21 pm (Updated April 02, 2024 at 9:29 pm)

Amazing Connor Hupman wins seventh Carifta swimming medal

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