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Cayman’s winning basketball team returned home Monday afternoon with their second consecutive gold medal from the Island Games.
Cayman failed to produce the fastest man at the Island Games for the first time since 2013 in Bermuda. Jeavhon Jackson was in contention through the first 60 metres but fell behind Joe Chadwick of Guernsey, who took the 100-metre gold in 10.82 seconds.
Cayman’s squash players made a clean sweep of the doubles titles at the XVIII NatWest International Island Games on Wednesday, as the overall contingent’s medal tally reached double figures.
Cayman’s athletes are finding their medal-winning stride at the XVIII NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar, with a pair of gold on the squash court Tuesday taking their tally to five through two and a half days of competition.
More than 70 athletes from the Cayman Islands have joined competitors from 21 other islands, primarily from Europe, for the XVIII NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar.
It’s island time for the athletes of Cayman and many other exotic locales around the world.
Night after night, they are toiling in the shadows, preparing for their moment in the spotlight. Cayman’s national women’s basketball team has been practising four times a week at the First Baptist Church gym, sharpening their skills and hoping to get back on the Island Games medal stand for the first time since 2005.
They have tasted the ultimate success and they are hungry for more.
The table tennis team, which consists of six players, has been working overtime in recent months under the tutelage of coach Oral Wiltshire, an internationally accredited instructor.
The Cayman Islands Athletic Association has announced the 80 athletes who will represent Cayman at the Island Games in Gibraltar, which will take place from 6-12 July.
The athletes won six gold medals in athletics and one in basketball; four silver medals in athletics, four in shooting and two in swimming; as well as two bronze medals in athletics, two in shooting and four in swimming.
Team Cayman clinched another bronze medal at the Island Games on Tuesday, and all seven swimmers were set to compete on Wednesday.
A seven-member team of Cayman swimmers is competing at the 17th Island Games in Gotland, Sweden. The team is made up of Lauren Hew, Ella Plunkett, Sabine Ellison, Eddie Weber, Rory Barrett, Matthew Somerville and Jonathan Key.