Forbes takes Cayman flag to Qatar

| 12/03/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman sports news(CNS): One of Cayman’s Olympian athletes, Ronald Forbes, is in Doha, Qatar to participate in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Indoor Championships that kick off today, Friday, 12 March 2010. He will compete in the 60m hurdles. Round one of this event is scheduled for the opening day. His personal best in this race is 7.58 seconds, and his qualifying time for Doha was 7.74 seconds. Ronald ran for Cayman in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and in the 110m high hurdles event in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Forbes made it to the quarterfinal in the Olympics but toppled the last hurdle in the race. He finished the second round with a time of 13.72 seconds and an overall ranking of 26 out of 30 hurdlers. He was the flag-bearer for his nation during the opening ceremonies of those games.

He is currently training at his alma mater, Florida International University.

“We wish Ronald well and hope he will be able to clock a new personal best time but regardless, we are proud that he will be carrying the Cayman flag in Doha. Although we have few elite athletes at present, they do play an important part in developing sport in Cayman, both as role models and ambassadors,” said Sports Minister Mark Scotland.

For more on the IAAF World Indoor Championships go to www.doha2010wic.com

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Bring back some gasoline! 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Ronald!!! now hurry up and come home!!! we miss u sooo much!! Reu b so proud!!

     

    Luv u,

    Lexi n Kaykay

  3. wesbaya says:

    All the other hurdlers have more experience than you, Ronald; a 7:91 in the semis. Your day will come, cuz. Your WB family is proud of you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Ronald, I know that you will make the Cayman Islands proud.  The entire Cayman Islands celebrate our "Native Son of the Soil" keep up the good works.  We are so very proud of you.  May God bless you and continue to shine his face upon you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    ronald give up and stop eating turtle meat try fish for its better for ya  🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey Ronald, do your thing!! All the very best!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Fly our flag proud and high, Ronald cuz Cayman is so proud of you!!

    Best of luck, we will be cheering and rooting for you 

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a fine example of a good Caymanian young man.  I commend his parents on is upbringing.  You are in our prayers Ronald and no matter what happens you are our Caymanians winner! 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    Goooo Ronald!

  10. crazygirl says:

    Ronald congrats and keep doing what you do best. Will be cheering you on cus, you have made us proud and we are proud of your achievements so far and records making and beating. Good Luck and remember to Pray to God for Guidiance.

    Love you, You Cus "Breastfriend"

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ronald we the Family of North Side are so proud of you, all the best and our prayers are with you.

  12. Anonymous says:

    He made it through the first round. Well done. All the best.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thoughts, prayers and love to you Ronald on another exciting journey. From your Brac family. We are so proud of you – keep it up.

  14. A Concerned Caymanian says:

    Congratulations!!!!

  15. Anonymous Caymanian says:

    Go deh Ronald!!! Keep doing North Side and Cayman PROUD!!!

    It’s people like you that these "gunman" need to try so emulate!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Ronald.  We’re all so proud of you.

    • Ronald, we are all very proud of you, you have what it takes to be a gentleman, now if some of these animals that are roaming the streets and calling them selves men could take a page out of your book, it would be a better Cayman, get the message THUGS.