One of Cayman’s top athletes will take aim at international glory.
The Cayman Islands Athletic Association announced that Kemar Hyman will represent the Cayman Islands at the upcoming 14th International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships.
Hyman, who will compete in the men’s 100 metres in the championships, is Cayman’s fastest man and will be up against international superstars like Usain Bolt.
Hyman will be accompanied by his personal coach Dennis Mitchell and Dalton Watler, president for Cayman athletics, who will serve as team leader and manager.
The world championships will be held in Moscow, Russia next week, 10-18 August. The first round of the men’s 100m is scheduled for 19:35 Moscow time (10:35am Cayman time) on Saturday, 10 August, followed by the semi-final round at 19:05 Moscow time (10:05am Cayman time) on Sunday, 11 August, and the final at 21:50 (12:50pm Cayman time).
Prior to the world championships, Mr. Watler will attend the IAAF Congress from next Tuesday evening, 6 August, to noon on Thursday, 8 August. Mr. Watler will also attend the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association Congress on the afternoon of Tuesday, 6 August, where the main item on the agenda is the election of the person who will serve out the remainder of the term of former congress president Neville “Teddy” McCook, who passed away earlier this year.
John-Paul Clarke, former vice-president of Cayman athletics, will be assisting at both congresses as the second delegate from the Cayman Islands.