T&T swimmer Dylan Carter says his red-hot start at the first FINA World Cup Swimming Series stop in Berlin was fueled by missing three major international medals by less than one-tenth of a second this summer.

Competing at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in June in Budapest, Hungary, the 26-year-old Carter missed the podium in the 50 metres butterfly by just .06 seconds. At the Commonwealth Games in July in Birmingham, England, he was .01 seconds away from a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly and .08 seconds from hardware in the 50m freestyle, also in England.

Fed up with the string of close calls...

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Author: Nigel Simon