Hyman’s in a world of his own

Cayman’s top sprinter Kemar Hyman competes in the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this weekend.

The national 100 metres record holder has not improved on his personal best of 9.95 seconds set just before the London Olympics last year, but he is injury free and has been running consistently this summer.

The first round of the men’s 100m is scheduled for 19.35 Moscow time, which is 10.35am Cayman time on Saturday, followed by the semi-finals from 10.05am Cayman time on Sunday, 11 August. The final is on Sunday at 12.50pm Cayman time.

Tyrone Yen is Cayman’s assistant national track coach. He has seen Hyman, 23, develop into a world class athlete in recent years.

“Kemar has performed credibly this year and with the likes of Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Tyson Gay out, it leaves it open for him.

“Kemar should do well in Moscow and we’re hoping for him to reach the final, semis at least.”

Hyman qualified for the 100m semis at the London Games, but suffered an abdomen strain in the warm up and pulled out. Yen does not expect a repeat of that incident. “I do believe Kemar can do us proud,” he said.