Athlete Carl Morgan proudly carried the Cayman Islands flag at the official opening of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday night.

Mr. Morgan, who will be taking part in the long jump competition, led the Cayman Islands delegation which includes a roster of 21 athletes.

“Words cannot explain what it means to me to be able to bear the flag of the Cayman Islands,” he said. “It is a tremendous honour. It is an experience of a lifetime. To be able to bear the flag of the Cayman Islands at a meet of such a magnitude is a great, great thing.”

Cayman is one of 14 Caribbean countries and territories participating in the Games, and one of 71 from across the globe.

The competition will last 12 days, culminating on April 15.

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