The Star (Nairobi)

12 November 2012

Kenya: Dunford Splashes to Silver in 50 Metre Butterfly in Singapore

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jason Dunford won silver in the 50m butterfly event at the FINA World Cup series in Singapore yesterday.

Dunford posted 23.16 to win silver behind Australia's Ashley Delaney, who struck gold in 23.07. Qibion Zhang of China settled for the bronze in 23.30.

Dunford started the event forcefully but faded off half-way through as Delaney took the lead, never looking back. In an interview, the Kenyan top swimmer said competition was stiff in the event.

He said he hopes to win the 100m dash. "I started well but a at some point, I lost my momentum and Delaney took advantage to win the race," added Dunford.

He said by participating in the FINA world series, he is in good shape to perform at the World short course Championships in Turkey in December.

"My form is good and I know I will do very well in Turkey after a disappointing performance at Olympics," added Dunford. Dunford has collected three gold, four silver and one bronze medals from the events entered in the FINA world series.

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