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2016 Olympic Games
Coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games
Cayman sprinter Jamal Walton outran his competitors and the history book when he won the 400 meters at the Pan American Junior Championships last week and logged the fastest time by a high school student in 35 years.
It takes more than finely honed strokes to make it to top of the swimming world. Nicolas Nilo Caesar Oliveira, a three-time Olympian and six-time participant in the World Championships, visited the Cayman Islands last weekend to impart wisdom and a road map to the top of his discipline during clinics with the Stingray Swim Club.
Olympic gold medalist and Olympic record-holding long jumper Robert “Bob” Beamon is coming to Cayman this week for Special Olympics Cayman Islands’ signature fundraising golf tournament and awards evening.
Stingray Swim Club turns 20 this year and is marking the event with a celebratory gala recognizing its swimmers, families, friends and supporters – past and present.
I really hope the world and the media really applaud and celebrate Rio. They have overcome tremendous challenges to make these Games happen.
Cayman’s Ron Forbes ran the men’s 110m hurdles in 14.67 seconds in the Olympics qualifying heat Monday night, but he did not qualify for the semifinals.
The nation that produced the once-in-a-lifetime sprinter in Usain Bolt also brought to the forefront Elaine Thompson, the sprinter who denied her friend and training partner, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, a record third straight title in the 100 meters.
After five days of battling the winds in Rio’s harbor, Cayman’s Olympic sailor Florence Allan finished the week in 36th place. Allan said she enjoyed competing against the best in the world even though the weather got the better of her.