It’s not easy in Delhi

The Cayman Islands athletes at the
Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India have found the going tough so far.

Swimmer
Shaune Fraser advanced to the final of the 100 metres butterfly. Following on
from a strong performance in the heats, Shaune improved his time in the
semi-final to qualify seventh for the 100m butterfly final.

After disappointingly missing out
on the final by a mere two-hundredths of a second in his pet event, the 200m
freestyle, Shaune stepped up his game in an event he puts much less focus on to
advance to his second Commonwealth Games final. His first being in the 400
individual medley in Melbourne four years ago.

Shaune finished 12th in the 100m
free and ninth in the 200m free in New Delhi. Brother Brett Fraser swum in the
heats of the 50m freestyle in his final event of the Games, having been
slightly disappointed with his swims thus far in the Games, finishing a respectable
13th in the 100m free and progressing to the semis and 14th in the 200m free.

Tori Flowers, in her introduction to this level of competition
was also slightly off her best. She competed in the 200m and 800m freestyles
and finished her Games with the 400m free. Coach Dominic Ross said: “At only
age 15, the experience she will take away from this opportunity will
undoubtedly prove invaluable in the long career she has ahead of her in the
sport.”

On the track, Robert Ibeh, was the
first to compete, in the men’s 100m. There was some confusion with a couple of
false starts and Ibeh ran his race in a relatively slow 11.06 seconds to finish
fifth. He pulled a calf muscle in the process and may not be able to compete in
the relays now.

Cayman athletes competing on Friday
are Ronald Forbes in the 110m hurdles, Michael Letterlough in the hammer, John
Rankine in the 800m and the twins Carl and Carlos in the long jump.