Special medals in sight

The Cayman Islands Special Olympics team competing at the World Summer Games in Greece, is doing exceptionally well, proving that all the months of hard work is paying off.

Many have set personal bests and by Tuesday had advanced to the finals. On the track, in the 400 metres Matthew Ebanks sped round to win his heat in a blistering 56.16 seconds. He came second in the semis and was set for another fast time in the final. Andrew Hayles also did well in the 400m, coming second to also qualify for the final.

Cindy Whittaker and Shanike Ebanks performed well on the track too and ran with the boys in the 4 x 100m relay for Cayman to finish in 1 minute 5.3 seconds, the fastest time ever for a national team.

After the first day of competition swimmer Andrew Smilley brought home the Islands’ first medal at the Games, winning a silver in the 800m freestyle event.

For more results go to www.soci.ky

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