This year’s Central American and
Caribbean Games is turning out to be a winner for Cayman.
By Tuesday evening and with many of
the track and field events still to come, the country’s athletes had already
made history by bringing in seven medals – the most ever for a Cayman team.
Swimmer brothers Shaune and Brett
Fraser won four medals: Shaune grabbed gold in the 200 metres freestyle and
bronze in the 100m, while Brett took silver in both the 200m freestyle and the
The men’s squash doubles team
carried the medal count to five by placing third in their event.
The sixth medal – another bronze –
belongs to Carl Morgan for the long jump and sprint queen Cydonie Mothersill
grabbed gold in the 200m.
“Congratulations on these fine
performances. With the athletics division coming up this week, the team is
hoping to improve even further on the medal count and I wish them the best of
luck for the balance of this CAC meet,” said Sports Minister Mark Scotland.
“Our success at these games bodes
well for our athletes’ performances at October’s Commonwealth Games in India
and my ministry will be working with Cayman’s sporting fraternity to give our
competitors all the support they need.”
The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee
President Donald McLean echoed the Minister’s view saying: “We are very pleased
with the overall performance of the Cayman team. We are excited that we were
represented in eight events, namely sailing, squash, swimming, athletics, beach
volleyball, karate, and equestrian. We also sent a rugby team for the first
time. And while winning medals is not the most important objective of sending a
delegation, it sure feels good to hear our national song played and our flag
raised at the Games.”