Cayman alpine skier Dow Travers
went into action on Tuesday.
The young man officially put
himself in the history books as the first Cayman-based athlete to compete in
the Winter Olympics.
Travers, 22, took part in heat one
of the men’s giant slalom event at the Whistler Creekside venue in Whistler, Canada.
He didn’t have much time in the
spotlight as the cameras caught him after he started his run. But they did show
he had good form and went pretty quick down the icy terrain.
He would finish 75 out of 103
competitors with a time of 1:29.39s, about 12.12s off the heat winner (a Swiss
skier named Carlo Janka who finished at 1:17.27s).
Travers’ time would not be enough
to advance to the event final later on that day; which is reserved for the 30
Travers was the 92nd
skier to hit the slopes as competitors ran in order of qualifying time.