Wray becomes Cayman’s first 400m runner at the Olympics

Shalysa Wray, made her olympic debut Monday (August 2) night, running an outdoor personal best of 53.61 at the Olympic Stadium. She became the first athlete from the Cayman Islands to run the 400 metres at the Summer Olympic Games. She was one of only two athletes representing Cayman in athletics; the other being three timeContinue reading “Wray becomes Cayman’s first 400m runner at the Olympics”

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 theContinue reading “Tokyo Olympics: Hyman takes 7th in 100m heat”

Crooks clocks new 100m free national record in Olympic heat

Caymanian swimmer Jillian Crooks is officially the country’s youngest Olympian after competing in Tokyo Games Wednesday (July 28) morning in the 100 metre freestyle event. The 15-year-old beat six other swimmers in her respective heat, to take second place with a time of 57.32 seconds, a new Cayman Islands national record. However, her time wasn’tContinue reading “Crooks clocks new 100m free national record in Olympic heat”

Rutty solidifies place as Cayman’s first Olympic gymnast

Raegan Rutty has officially etched her name in the history books for the Cayman Islands, after becoming the first Caymanian gymnast ever to represent the country at the Summer Olympic Games. Rutty competed Saturday, 24 July, in the All-Around, Subdivision 1 (out of 5). She scored 12.133 in vault, 8.566 uneven bars, 8.283 balance beamContinue reading “Rutty solidifies place as Cayman’s first Olympic gymnast”

Petition pushes to end NZ transgender from competing in the Olympics

A petition to stop transgender athletes from competing with biological women at the Olympic Games has garnered more than 21,000 signatures. New Zealander Laurel Hubbard’s qualification for the women’s weightlifting competition at this summer’s Tokyo Games has brought scrutiny on the International Olympic Committee’s rules. Hubbard, 43, became the first transgender athlete to be selected to represent herContinue reading “Petition pushes to end NZ transgender from competing in the Olympics”

A childhood dream come true

“For as long as I could remember, the Tokyo Olympics has been my dream,” said eighth generational Caymanian Raegan Rutty whose dreams are now coming true.   The 19-year-old, who has been training in gymnastics since the age of four years old earned a tripartite award from Tripartite Commission, gaining the right to compete at thisContinue reading “A childhood dream come true”

Olympics Games will go ahead even under state of emergency – IOC official

Article: Reuters The Tokyo Olympics will go ahead even if the city is under a state of emergency due to COVID-19, a top Olympic official said on Friday, underscoring the challenges facing organisers of the pandemic-hit Games. With just nine weeks until the Games get underway, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sought to calm fearsContinue reading “Olympics Games will go ahead even under state of emergency – IOC official”

Cayman’s Olympian Ronald Forbes Retires

Cayman Island’s Olympian Ronald Forbes, 35, hung up the spikes on his professional track and field career this past Friday (8 January). “I received an official email from Ronald yesterday (8 January), stating that he is retiring,” Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) President Lance Barnes told Cay 03 Sports. “This letter is my official notificationContinue reading “Cayman’s Olympian Ronald Forbes Retires”