The Cayman Islands community jam-packed the Owen Roberts International Airport on Monday (December 19) afternoon, to cheer on sporting hero Jordan Crooks as he arrived home after becoming the country’s first World Champion. Crooks, who is the Islands’ fastest male swimmer in history, entered the arrival lounge to nearly 100 people cheering him on, withContinue reading “Sporting hero Jordan Crooks arrives home to rousing reception”
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Crooks wins historic gold medal at world championships.
He did it. Jordan Crooks is World Champion. Crooks is now the 50 metre free FINA 2022 World Swimming Championships gold medalist and a modern day hero for his country. It was a goosebump moment for many locals, when the Cayman Islands national anthem played for Crooks during the medal presentation. Crooks, who describes himself asContinue reading “Crooks wins historic gold medal at world championships.”
Crooks continues speed through 50m at world championships
After finishing sixth place in the 100 metres finals at the FINA World Swimming Championships, Caymanian Jordan Crooks is still searching for world records and silverware. Crooks, 20, was the top swimmer through the prelims and semifinals of the 100 free, and although he took sixth in Melbourne, Australia during the finals, he proved he canContinue reading “Crooks continues speed through 50m at world championships”
Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships
Jordan Crooks, the greatest competitive swimmer past or present from the Cayman Islands, is looking to put his country on the map, with a historic first gold medal at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). After touching the wall at 45.61 seconds during heat six, to qualify with the fastest time for the 100mContinue reading “Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships”
Cayman’s Jordan Crooks qualifies for World Championship semifinals
Caymanian swimmer Jordan Crooks has made the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 100 free semifinals after a blistering pace in his preliminary round this morning. Crooks touched the wall at 45.61 seconds during heat six, to qualify with the fastest time registered for the 100m heats heading into the semifinals. He also knocked 3.86Continue reading “Cayman’s Jordan Crooks qualifies for World Championship semifinals”
Cayman swimmers cease opportunity at world championships
Caymanian swimmers James Allison, Alison Jackson, Lauren Hew and Liam Henry returned home after hitting the pool inside the Etihad Arena through 16-21 Dec., for the 15th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships.
Jordan Crooks not selected for FINA world championships
The Cayman Islands is set to close out its international swimming campaign with four athletes (Alison Jackson, James Allison, Lauren Hew and Liam Henry) representing at the 15th FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi this weekend.