Cayman sprinter makes it through to 100m semis

| 04/08/2012

kemar hyman 1st rd 100m    4 aug 12 057 (257x300).jpg(CIOC): Kemar Hyman is safely through to the men’s 100 metres semi-finals at the London Olympics. The 22-year-old Caymanian ran 10.16 seconds in his heat, coming fourth behind the USA’s Ryan Bailey (9.88), Ben Youssef Meite of the Ivory Coast (10.06) and Canada’s Justyn Warner (10.09). Only the top three in each of the seven heats qualified automatically and Hyman qualified as one of the three fastest finishers outside of the top three. There were no surprises in the other heats. Defending Olympic champ Usain Bolt of Jamaica cruised home in 10.09 seconds to win his heat.

Other heat winners were America’s Tyson Gay (10.08) and Justin Gatlin (9.97)  and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell (10.04 and Yohan Blake (10.00). Britain’s Dwain Chambers won the final heat in 10.02 seconds.

The 100m semi-finals and finals are on Sunday. The semis are from 1.45pm Cayman time and the final is at 2.50pm Cayman time.

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  1. lookeyhere says:

    The coverage we watched had a cayman flag in lane 2 and a guy running. Guess it was not Kemar. Didnt matter the whole place cheered anyway lol.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Jamaica is a BRAND

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why didn’t!t kemar run in semi final?

    • Anonymous says:

      He was pulled from the race because of pain in hip and groin after the warm-up. Coaches will make these decisions when they think it is in the athlete's best interest. They want to avoid long term injury.  He did extremely well. We're proud of him and he's young. He will be there next olympics!


  4. Anonymous says:

    What happened to Kemar – why did he not start in the semi final?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Heymar!  So happy to hear you made to the semi finals…..good luck to you. 

    Everyone, the Mens 100m FINALS is at 3:50pm Cayman time – not 2:50pm as the article says.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Awesome Kemar… proud and we will be glued to the tv tomorrow too!!!!  You can hear us cheering if you listen closely!!!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Jamaica to di world!!!!!!! U too Kemar…good luck 2morrow.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Our memories short eh??. Did Kareem Street Thompson not make it to the semis of the Olympics in the 100 dash??.I think he did and by coming second in his heat. Having said that Congratulations Keymar so proud of you

  10. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Kemar we are so proud of you!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Kemar. Well done. Kemar is the first Caymanian to make it to the semifinals in the 100m dash. Last year Cydonie was in the 200m finals.

  12. JEB says:

    A BIG CONGRATS TO KEMAR on a job well done and all the best tomorrow………………..

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  14. Anonymous says:

    So proud of you, Kemar!! Good luck tomorrow!

    CNS, isn’t Kemar the first Caymanian to make it through to 100 metre semi finals?