There may have been lots of
negative media reports about the Commonwealth Games but the Cayman Islands
Olympic Committee is nevertheless sending a team to New Delhi, India this week.
The Games commence on 3 October with
the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony will be on 14 October. The Cayman
team consists of 17 athletes in athletics, swimming, shooting and squash. The
Chef de Mission for the Games is Jerris Miller who will be assisted by a
general team manager, Jeffrey Wight. Team physiotherapist Al Bartice and
physical trainer Brendan Touhey will work closely with all the athletes and
their coaches. Olympic Committee president Donald McLean and secretary general
Carson Ebanks will attend the Games to support the team.
The athletes in track and field
will be supported by manager Elizabeth Ibeh and coaches Kenrick Williams and
Kareem Streete-Thompson. They are:
Cydonie Mothersill – 200 metres,
Ronald Forbes – 110m hurdles, 4x100m relay, David Hamil – 200m, 4x100m relay,
Robert Ibeh – 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, Jon Rankin – 800m, 1500m, Carl Morgan –
4x100m relay, long jump, Carlos Morgan – 4x100m relay, long jump and Michael
Letterlough – hammer.
The athletes in swimming will be
supported by manager Sook Lee Eccles and coach Anthony Nesty. They are: Shaune
Fraser – 50m free, 100m free, 200m free, 100m fly, Brett Fraser – 50m free,
100m free, 200m free, 100m back, Tori Flowers – 200m free, 400m free, 800m
The manager of the shooters is
Kevin Schirn and they are Eddison McLean – Skeet and Christopher Jackson –
Janet Sairsingh is the squash
team’s manager and coach is Daniel Kneipp. The squash players are: Marlene West
– mixed doubles, Malton Myron Blair – men’s doubles, Cameron Stafford – mixed
doubles, Alexander Frazer – men’s doubles.
Team Gear was donated by Puma, with
polo shirts embroidered by Cayman Embroidery on Island. Games pins for the Commonwealth
Games have been designed by Simon Barwick and will from past experience be very
popular at the Games.
More information on the Games can
be found on the official Games website www.cwgdelhi2010.org.