Ronald Forbes did Cayman proud once again over the weekend.
The North Side native made it to the semi-finals of the International Association of Athletics Federation World Championships. Forbes would place sixth in his heat for the Men’s 110m Hurdles. Early in qualifying he had a time of 13.54 seconds.
Forbes would miss out on a finals berth by three spots. Among the eventual finalists in his heat was Jason Richardson of the US. Richardson would benefit from the disqualification of Cuba’s Dayron Robles to earn the gold medal. China’s Liu Xiang claimed silver and Andrew Turner of Great Britain would nab bronze.
Forbes, 26, states his next step is to come home and relax for awhile.
“As of my last race at the world championships, I am on a rest period for about 5-6 weeks to allow my body to recover,” Forbes said. “I am scheduled to arrive home on Wednesday 7 September. That date may be subject to change due to me having to assess my season with my strength coach in Miami before I arrive home.
“I have had a wonderful season, with several good performances, personal best times achieved and national records set. I would like to thank the members of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee, Cayman Islands Athletic Association and the Cayman Islands government for all of their assistance during this long track season.
“Those guys collectively certainly make my life a whole lot easier to perform at this level. I am wishing the Pan American team the best of luck in the upcoming games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The team should do a great job with the backing of those groups.”