Suberan has World at his feet

Cayman’s sprinting talent was much
in evidence at the CARIFTA Games and it wasn’t only Chantelle Morrison who
excelled.

Yes, she won gold in the girls 100 metres
and was Cayman’s only medallist, but there were many personal bests amongst
local sprinters which indicates everyone tried their best.

One of them was Joseph Suberan, a
shy 18-year-old who if not for injury and a little more dedication could be an
emerging star now.

Nevertheless, he still managed to
run an impressive 21.47 seconds in the semi-finals of the 200m at CARIFTA a
month ago at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

He came fourth, just missing a
berth in the final, but it was still good enough to qualify him for the World
Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada in July. 

“CARIFTA was good for me,” Suberan
says. “It got me to realise I have talent. At least I know now that I can run
with the best.

“Going to the World Juniors means
everything to me. At least I can represent my country.

“I’m injury free now and believe I
can get to the finals and do a personal record.”

Suberan believes he has the raw
talent to be a world class athlete. “Every time I race, I run a personal best
so I know there is still a lot of room for improvement.”

He has set himself a target of
running a sub 21 seconds at the World Juniors which could put him in the
medals.

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