Cayman’s Pan-American Games line-up announced

Sprinter Kemar Hyman

Six athletes will represent the Cayman Islands at the upcoming Pan-American Games in Peru.

The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee on Friday announced the line-up for the 26 July-11 Aug. Games.

Three athletes from Cayman will take part in swimming events, including Brett Fraser in the 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre freestyle and 100-metre butterfly; Lauren Hew in the 50-metre freestyle, 100-metre freestyle and 200-metre freestyle; and John Bodden in the 200-metre butterfly, 400-metre freestyle and 1,500-metre freestyle.

In athletics, Kemar Hyman will compete for Cayman in the 100m sprint; Jesse Jackson will represent Cayman in sailing, in the Laser Standard event; and gymnast Raegan Rutty will take part in the floor, vault, uneven bars and individual all-around events.

The Cayman Islands’ first Pan American Games were in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1979, and the islands have competed in all 10 Games since then.

Over the last eight years, Cayman has won six medals at the Games – one gold, four silver and one bronze.

This is the first time the Games will be held in Peru. Some 6,700 athletes are expected to take part in 39 sports and 61 disciplines over 17 days. Twenty-two of the disciplines will be qualifiers for the Toyko Olympic Games.

The competitions and ceremonies will be held in 14 districts of Lima and Callao.

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