Olympic swimmer Shaune Fraser begun
what Cayman hopes will be a flood of medals by winning a bronze medal in the
100 metres freestyle on the opening day of competition at the Central American
and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Fraser, 22, had the satisfaction of
beating into fourth place two-time Olympian George Bovell who finished in 50.38
The men’s 100m free was won by
defending champion Alex Subirats of Venezuela in 49.70 seconds. He finished
ahead of his countryman Crox Acuna (49.99) while Fraser (50.26).
Former Olympic bronze medallist
Bovell, who turned 27 yesterday, was second at the half-way mark behind Acuna
but faded in the last eight metres of the race as Subirats and Fraser surged
past to get into the top three.
Shaune’s brother Brett was fifth.
Meanwhile, Jamaican has started the
tournament well after swimming sensation Alia Atkinson claimed her second gold
medal in as many days and her third record of the championships as she posted 2
minutes 17.31 seconds to claim the women’s 200m individual medley.