Tokyo Olympics: Hyman takes 7th in 100m heat

Caymanian sprinter Kemar Hyman took 7th place in heat four of the the 100-metre dash Saturday, 31 July, morning at the Olympic track stadium.

Hyman, 31, clocked in at 10.41 seconds, that’s .46 short of his best time of 9.95, which is the Cayman Islands national record.

His race at the Tokyo games marked the completion of his third Olympic Games as he will not advance to the semi-finals.

Speaking with the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee after his race, Hyman said he was disappointed with the results.

“It wasn’t a good race, I came out, I was side to side, it wasn’t a great execution,” he said. “So, it definitely wasn’t the best race and I am disappointed in that but I’m happy that I came out healthy.”

“Healthy” – referring to being injury free, as the CIOC confirmed that Hyman was dealing with other issues heading into his race.

“Kemar is holding himself accountable and says he, unfortunately, did not execute his best race due to a diagnosis of bronchitis roughly two days ago.”

Shalysa Wray will be the final athlete from the Cayman Islands Olympic team to compete in Tokyo. Wray will run in the women’s 400 metres, which is scheduled for Tuesday, 3 Aug.

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