Forbes is Beijing bound

The Cayman Islands will have its fourth representative going to the Beijing Olympics in August.

Ronald Forbes of Florida International University has qualified in the 110 metres hurdles.


Forbes reached the 110 metres hurdles mark.
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Competing in the NCAA Division I Championships at Drake University, on Friday Forbes clocked 13.625 seconds in the semi-final round, bettering the 13.72 second mark needed to attain the Olympic B qualifying standard.

Forbes, 23, placed third in his heat and fifth overall in that round, automatically assuring himself a berth in the finals, and All American status.

Unfortunately, he slightly re-aggravated an injury on this occasion, which hampered him in the finals, as he finished eighth in 14.05 seconds.

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