Hyman through to 100m semis

Kemar Hyman is safely through to the men’s 100 metres semi-finals at the London Olympics.

The 22-year-old Caymanian ran 10.16 seconds in his heat, coming fourth behind the USA’s Ryan Bailey (9.88), Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast (10.06) and Canada’s Justyn Warner (10.09).

Only the top three in each of the seven heats qualified automatically and Hyman qualified as one of the three fastest finishers outside of the top three.
The 100m semi-finals and finals are on Sunday. The semis are from 1.45pm Cayman time and the final is at 2.50pm Cayman time.

There were no surprises in the other heats. Defending Olympic champ Usain Bolt of Jamaica cruised home in 10.09 seconds to win his heat, as did other heat winners America’s Tyson

Gay (10.08) and Justin Gatlin (9.97) and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell (10.04 and Yohan Blake (10.00). Britain’s Dwain Chambers won the final heat in 10.02 seconds.

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  1. Congratulations also to Kemar Hyman for his appearance in a semi-final 100m race at the London Olympics. He actually won his place in the semi-finals based on speed, and not because he came from a small country.

    Just like the Fraser brothers in their swimming heats.

    There is a long standing controversy in the Olympic movement about participants from small countries. In many sports there are many other competitors who could also compete at the level of the small country athletes.

    The Olympic movement simply cannot host every athlete, so they do the best they can.

    And by the way, if you should ever be selected to compete from a small country, you must march at the opening because there are many other people still at home who can beat you, and they would be happy to be there and march, instead of you.