Athletic meet attracts another Olympic medallist

| 18/04/2013

Luguelin+Santos+Olympics+Day+8+Athletics+51Ml6ZPdmOex (250x300).jpg(CNS): Luguelin Santos, the 19-year-old Olympic silver medallist from Dominican Republic, will be joining the growing list of world class athletics who will be competing in the second annual Cayman Invitational track and field meet next month. Santos shone at the 2011 Pan-American Games in Mexico, running a personal best of 44.71 seconds in the 400m at just 18 years old. In 2012 he became the World Junior 400m Champion in Barcelona and took silver in the 2012 London Olympics 400m final. Having won only the third medal ever by a Dominican at the Olympic Games, his success instantly propelled him to superstardom in his home country.

Cayman’s Commonwealth Games gold medal-winner, Cydonie Mothersill-Stephens of KyStar Athletics, who has organised the invitational said such a young, accomplished athlete will appeal to the younger generation of athletes here in Cayman.

“Luguelin is an excellent role model for young, aspiring athletes in Cayman. At the age of 19 he already has a number of accolades under his belt. I am sure he will attract lots of interest from young fans,” she said. “We are absolutely delighted to have Luguelin on board and seeing him perform on the day should be a real treat.”

There are still opportunities for sponsorship of the event, which will take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town on 8 May.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Who is footing the bill for this event, including appearance fees for the various  athletes?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Special mention must be made to Cydonie….she started this idea and went door to door to get sponsors and made this happen last year. Thank you Cydonie.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great news, I have been watching this young man and he has amazing potential. 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Em… interest ends with Bolt!

    • Anonymous says:

      You might be disappointed. Bold runs in the Jamaica Invitational on May 4th. I wouldn't expect anything more than a casual jaunt 4 days later. However, if your interest in Bold is outside of running you might be in luck.