All Africa games multi swimming champion Jason Dunford clinched a double at the Mare Nostrum swimming event in Barcelona over the weekend Dunford carried the day in the 100m butterfly event, posting 52.31 with Brazil's Kai Almeida coming home second in 52.84. Sweden's Lars Frolader took third position in 53.34.
Dunford then clinched his second event of the day in the 50m butterfly event after clocking 23.57 to edge out world record holder Rafa Munoz of Mexico to second place in 23.68. Dunford is using the event as a warm up for the London Olympics. "I'm happy to beat top quality swimmers and it gives me confidence ahead of the London Games," said Dunford.
The Kenyan swimmer is planning to part in a number of build-up events before the London games which start in July. " I'm looking forward to taking part in one or two international events later in the month as continue with my preparations for the London," he added. Dunford has shifted from his base at Stanford University to Italy as he seeks to acclimatise and participate in few European swimming events in count down to the games.
Dunford will be seeking to improve on his performance at this year's games after a credible performance at the Beijing Olympics, where he posted a new Olympic record 0f 51.14 seconds in 100m butterfly heats, only for it to be broken by Serbia's Milodrad Cavic and 8-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps. This time round, Dunford, who finished 5th in the final of the event hopes to challenge for a podium position.