Three Cayman youngsters are at the
inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore and having mixed results.
Seiji Groome swam the men’s 200
metres breaststroke and had a strong first half but fell behind his personal
best pace finishing in a time of 2 minutes 36.75 seconds. Groome gained a lot
of experience racing at this level and he is eager to get back in the pool to
start training for the World Short Course Championships in Dubai this winter.
Lara Butler finished off the
swimming competition for Cayman in the women’s 100m butterfly in a personal
best time of 1:07.59. Butler is pleased with her performance and is looking
forward to seeing more of Singapore and taking part in the Culture and Education
Programme activities this week.
Sailor Lizzy Wauchope was able to
catch some of the swimming competition and cheer on Butler on her first rest
day of the regatta.
Wauchope was struggling to get
around the race course on Friday. She managed to climb to eighth place in her
last race of the day but capsized and finished near the back of the fleet. She
was in 26th place overall with nine more races planned. Although she is
disappointed with her results so far there are enough races remaining for
improvement. Saturday’s races were cancelled due to the weather. The sailors
had a rest day on Sunday before resuming on Monday.
The Cayman Islands booth has opened in The
World Culture Village and has been very popular so far. The students of East
View Primary & Secondary School put together a great representation of
Cayman’s culture. The interactive booth includes a puzzle-map of The Cayman Islands,
a capture the pirate game and a diving scene photo booth.