Cayman breaks medal record

| 28/07/2010

(CNS): Update 12noon Thanks to the aquatic talents of Cayman’s swimming brothers, Shaune and Brett Fraser, and the speed of Cydonie Mothersill, the Cayman Islands is on course for a record breaking Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games this year. With many of the track and field events still to come, the country’s athletes have already made history by bringing in seven medals – the most ever for a Cayman team. The Fraser’s have  brought home four medals after Shaune grabbed gold in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 100m, while Brett took silver in both the 200m freestyle and the 200m backstroke.

Mothersill  also won the gold medal in 22.91 seconds in the 200mere final, ahead of Carol Rodrigues and Darlenis Obregona who were second and third respectively with times of  23.37 and 23.76 respectively. Pompey’s time was 24.27s.
The men’s squash doubles team carried the medal count to five by placing third in their event and securing a bronze. The sixth medal – another bronze – belongs to Carl Morgan for the long jump.
Sports Minister Mark Scotland congratulated the competitors on the fine performances. “With the athletics division coming up this week, the team is hoping to improve even further on the medal count and I wish them the best of luck for the balance of this CAC meet,” he said. “Our success at these games bodes well for our athletes’ performances at October’s Commonwealth Games in India and my ministry will be working with Cayman’s sporting fraternity to give our competitors all the support they need,” Scotland added. 
The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee President Donald McLean echoed the minister’s comments.
“We are very pleased with the overall performance of the Cayman Team. Weare excited that we were represented in eight events, namely sailing, squash, swimming, athletics, beach volleyball, karate, and equestrian. We also sent a rugby team for the first time,” he said. “And while winning medals is not the most important objective of sending a delegation, it sure feels good to hear our national song played and our flag raised at the Games.”
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I would like to congratulate all of our Cayman atheletes that are competing and special congrats to those that have earned medals and personal best.  You all are making Cayman proud.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    thank god that the upstanding, moral brain trust in charge had the good sense to drive these guy’s coach off this island  before we had even more champions here!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Congrats. Great work guys.

  4. Dr. Frank says:

    The Cayman Islands team to the CAC has again proven what time and dedication can do, and that when our young people put their minds and bodies to their dreams the sky is the limit. A special congratulations especially to my friend Shane, not because his accomplishment is viewed by me as greater than the others, but because I know where he is coming from.

  5. Man says:

    Well done Cayman swim team! Everyone involved! This program is another great example of Caymanians and Expats working together for a better Cayman and producing results! Well done Supermen Fraser’s!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Good and cheerful news at last!  Congratulations to the athletes for their medals!  Congratulations also to all those participating, even if they don’t win a medal, just the taking part is an accomplishment and should be proud of themselves.  Well done to all.

  7. noname says:

    Add a Gold Medal and Games Record to that count!!! Congrats Cydonie and CAYMAN! Well done everyone.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic effort – and pleasantly refreshing to see that all our young Caymanians are not thugs or thieves: all of these children are focused, disciplined and talented and representing Cayman in a positive and productive way.  Sending all the best wishes and a hearty "thank you" — very well done and keep it up.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great Job guys!! Keep up the good work! I don’t know you personally, but as a fellow young Cayman I really rate what you guys have done and I just want to extend my heart felt congratulations to you!

    These guys are really role models and I hope other young Caymans see what passion, determination and perseverance can lead to! 07:51 you are so right, this should be on the front pages of our news papers! With all the negativity, sadness and corruption it’s refreshing to see this on the news! Kudos CNS for getting us the scoop!


  10. Anonymous says:

    Bravo and congratulations to the Frasers! Generally, we need to support our athletes more than we do and adopt the appreciation for their achievements and the image and representaton they deliver on the local and international stage.

  11. Anonymous says:

    At a time when there is so much negativity, we should have had this story on the front pages from the moment these young men won the Gold and Silver. In the Cayman Islands, we have this serious lack of appreciation for the efforts of our own. These two young men are competing against countries of significantly larger populations and are excelling and they get an inside spot buried deep in the Compass and a late report from CNS. I don’t recall seeing anything on Cayman 27 (I refer to the Gold and Silver-at least it didn’t show on FB)?

    We really need to reevaluate ourselves.