Hyman set for World Championships

| 30/07/2013

(CNS): Cayman sprinter Kemar Hyman will be competing in the men's 100m at the upcoming 14th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics, the Cayman Islands Athletic Association (CIAA) announced Monday. Hyman represented Cayman at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, and the 2012 London Olympics but was forced to withdraw in the semi finals with an abdomen injury. The 23-year-old Florida State University senior is the current national record holder in the 100m and 200m and is consistently one of the top short distance sprinters in the American college circuit, earning All-American honors last year with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the Indoor 60-meter dash (6.59s). 

The World Championships will be held this year in Moscow, Russia, from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August. The first round of the men's 100m is scheduled for 19:35 Moscow time (10:35am Cayman time) on Saturday 10 August, followed by the semi-final round at 19:05 Moscow time (10:05am Cayman time) on Sunday 11 August and the final at 21:50 (12:50pm Cayman time). 

Hyman will be accompanied by his personal coach, Dennis Mitchell and Dr Dalton Watler-Lyons, President of the CIAA, who will serve as Team Leader and Manager.

Prior to the World Championships, Watler-Lyons will attend the IAAF Congress from the evening of 6 August through Noon on Thursday 8 August. He will also attend the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Congress on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 August, where the main item on the agenda is the election of the person who will serve out the remainder of the term of former NACAC President, Neville "Teddy" McCook, who passed away earlier this year. Prof. John-Paul Clarke, former Vice-President of the CIAA, will be assisting at both congresses as the second delegate from the Cayman Islands.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    we have trust in you! WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR PEOPLE MORE OVEN!


  2. Anonymou says:

    hope you do better than some of the cayman athletes in london 2012….


  3. Ms. G says:

    Proud of you son! Continue to stride for excellence.

  4. Far Canal says:

    Kemar, is level headed, mature, confident, intelligent with a degree in Economics, and above all hugely hugely talented, more so than most in Cayman may realise.  All in all, an excellent role model for our youthand ambassador for our country.

    Best of luck Kemar, do yourself and us proud.

  5. Anonymous says:

    All the best, Kemar. Hope we get to see you run on TV.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well done – all the best to you in the upcoming competition!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations. Praying for your health and success at this event. So proud and excited to see you and Cayman represented at these events. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    Congrats and all the best in Russia