In 100m, Hyman doesn’t make semis

Hurdler Ronald Forbes competes Monday

Kemar Hyman ran the 100-meter sprint Saturday.

Cayman sprinter Kemar Hyman’s 100m time of 10.34 seconds on Saturday fell short of qualifying for the semifinals Sunday at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Hyman, 26, who ran in Round 1, finished well behind the qualifying cut-off time of 10.20 seconds. The top finishers were Justin Gatlin of the United States (10.01), Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast (10.03), Andre De Grasse of Canada (10.04) and Usain Bolt of Jamaica (10.07).

Hyman tied with two others for 45th place out of 69 sprinters. His personal best on the 100 meters, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, was 9.95 seconds in Madrid in 2012. This was Hyman’s second Olympics; he competed for Cayman in the 2012 London Games.

Cayman’s final athlete to compete in Rio is Ronald Forbes, 31, who will compete in the 110 meter hurdles Monday. This is Forbes’s third Olympics.

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  1. Words could never express how proud of Kemar Hyman I am.

    What an incredible quest he has undertaken, and how proud he must be to have been one of those chosen to represent out tiny island nation in this worldwide competition. Bravo to him all all of the athletes who participated. What a wonderful opportunity they have been given, and I truly believe the work, hardship and dedication it took to get them to the 2016 Olympic Games will be with them their entire lives.

    Perhaps others were a bit faster, stronger, or more agile, but these men and women athletes representing our country are among the best we have to offer. We all should honor and precise the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that got them there.


  2. Rodney is so right. Although his time was not fast enough to qualify it is just 1/2 second short of the world record.

    Think about that. Half a second is a blink of the eye.

    In my book he is still an incredible athlete.