Santos is 400m sensation

London Olympics silver medallist Luguelin Santos is another world class athlete who will be at the second annual Cayman Invitational track and field meet on 8 May at Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Santos, 19, hails from the Dominican Republic and he displayed high-calibre talent at the Pan-American Games in Mexico in 2011, running a personal best of 44.71 seconds in the 400 metres.

In 2012, Santos became the World Junior 400m champ at the Barcelona World Junior Championships and also took silver in London, only the third medal won by a Dominican at the Olympics.

This success instantly propelled him to superstardom in his homeland, where he has become a household name.

The Cayman Invitational is organised by Cayman’s own Commonwealth Games gold medal-winner Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens of KyStar Athletics.

“Luguelin is an excellent role model for young, aspiring athletes in Cayman,” Mothersill-Stephens said. “At the age of 19 he already has a number of accolades under his belt.

“I am sure he will attract lots of interest from young fans. We are absolutely delighted to have Luguelin on board and seeing him perform on the day should be 
a real treat.”

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