Hyman out in semis

Cayman’s Kemar Hyman advanced to the semifinals of the 100 meter sprint at the XX Commonwealth Games in Scotland.  

He posted a time of 10.31 seconds, which placed him sixth in Monday night’s heat and well short of a qualifying time for the finals.  

Cayman’s fastest man won his preliminary race on Sunday in 10:20 seconds. Hyman’s next event is the 4x100m relay on Friday.  

Kemar Bailey-Coe of Jamaica claimed the 100m gold medal in 10:00 secs. Adam Gemili of England took silver in 10:10 secs and Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade claimed bronze (10:12 secs). 

Cayman is being represented by seven other athletes; high jumper Ashleigh Nalty, hurdler Ronald Forbes, long jump twins Carl and Carlos Morgan and sprinters Tyrell Cuffy, David Hamil and Troy Long.  

Forbes was fifth in his 110m hurdles heat in 13.89 seconds on Monday and did not advance to the next round. 

Swimmers Brett Fraser and Lauren Hew advanced to semifinals races and boxer Tafari Ebanks fought his way through to the quarter-finals on Wednesday. 

Fraser finished fourth in his 50m freestyle heat to advance to the semifinals, where he took seventh in 22.87 secs. 

Fraser swam to a fifth-place finish in the 50m butterfly last week, the highest a Cayman Islands swimmer has ever finished at a Commonwealth Games. 

Hew, 14, also made the semis, in the 50m backstroke after taking fifth in her heat. She finished seventh in the semis in 31.08 secs.  


Kemar Hyman was outsprinted in the semis. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES

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