Cayman team gets off to golden start at Island Games

Athletes win 15 medals in two days

The Cayman Islands started the NatWest Island Games impressively with three gold medals, three silvers and a bronze and then followed up with eight more on Tuesday.  

By the end of competition in Jersey on Monday sprinters Tyrell Cuffy and Karim Murray had won gold and bronze, respectively, in the men’s 200 meters and Daneliz Thomas won the women’s javelin with a throw of 38.54 meters. 

Swimmer Shaune Fraser won gold in the 200m individual medley in 2 minutes 01.58 seconds. Lara Butler took silver in the women’s 400m individual medley in 5 minutes, 00.65 seconds. 

In shooting, Christopher Jackson and Kevin Schirn captured silver in the Automatic Ball Trap Team category on Monday.  

Then, on Tuesday, middle distance runner Tahj Lewis won a bronze in the men’s 800m, Ronald Forbes took gold in the 110m men’s hurdles and Lacee Barnes also took gold in the women’s shot put. 

In the pool, Shaune and Brett Fraser won gold and silver, respectively, in the 100m butterfly and Lara Butler won a bronze in the women’s backstroke.  

Cayman also took bronze in the men’s 4x50m freestyle swimming relay. Geoff Butler and Alex McCallum joined the Fraser brothers to achieve that.  

In the women’s 25m pistol, Michaela Pultr earned a silver medal, while Christopher Jackson won another medal, a bronze this time, in the Automatic Ball Trap Individual category. 

Cayman has joined 23 other island nations at the Island Games in Jersey. The Games will continue until Friday, July 3. 

Lara Butler won silver and bronze at the Island Games.