Cayman gold rush in Island Games

| 17/07/2013

(CNS): Cayman's athletes have had tremendous success in the first three days of the 15th Natwest Island Games – Bermuda 2013. Currrently (as of early Wednesday morning) the Cayman Islands are sixth in medal standings, 18 in total with 8 of them being Gold. Across the board Cayman's athletes are turning in first class performances and the impressive medal haul is sweetened with a slew of personal bests and brand new Caymanian records. The Islands Games are scheduled for 13 -19 July, leaving three more days of competition.

Cayman swimmers took three gold medals and set three CIASA records. Olympians, Shaune and Brett Fraser, destroyed the field in the 100m butterfly, with Shaune powering his way to victory in a new Island Games and CIASA record of 51.06; his 50m split time of 23.39 also being a new CIASA record.

Brett made it a Cayman 1-2 knockout performance with an impressive silver medal time of 51.56. Off the back of a Bronze in 100m Butterfly, Lara Butler took to the pool for the 100m backstroke final and from an outside lane smoked the opposition. She took the title in an astounding lifetime best and CIASA record of 1:03.36, and later added 200m and 400m indivdual medley medals to her name. Geoffrey Butler snatched silver in the Men's 1500m Freestyle and Cayman's team claimed silver and bronze in the freestyle relay and medley relay, respectively.

Not to be outdone by swimming, the athletic team put in their own stellar performances earning two Gold and two Silver medals. Double Gold champion Ameilia Gillispie blazed past the competition in the Women's 100m and 100m Hurdles. Rhymiech Adolphus in the Men's 100m and Ashleigh Nalty in the Women's High Jump both took 2nd place and shiny Silver medals to match.

The shooting teams for Men's Automatic Ball Trap and Olympic Skeet picked their shots well enough for Silver and Bronze Medals.

Cayman could do no wrong in the Squash events, it seems. Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles all settled for no less than Gold in impressive dominance. Mark Chaloner-Cameron Stafford, Jaclyn Geils-Marlene West, and Mark Chaloner-Marlene West made up the champion pairings.

Keep up to date on Cayman's medal count and results with the links below.

http://www.natwestislandgames2013results.com/island.aspx?IslandID=4

http://www.natwestislandgames2013results.com/medal.aspx

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Go & get them cayman Islands!

  2. Anonymous says:

     Proud to be Caymanian     What a great showing by our team!!!.  Congrats to all but special mention of the young people who have put in many long hours of training.  Some positive publicity for a change.  Keep up the good work

  3. Anonymous says:

    No mention of windsurfing? Sitting at first place right now!