Injury keeps local sprinter out of major competition

| 06/03/2014

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Athletic Association has confirmed that local sprinter Kemar Hyman has withdrawn from competing at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland due to an injury.  Hyman told the Association that he was unable to represent Cayman in Poland as a result of a hamstring injury. The local athlete has faced a number of injury issues at critical moments. In 2012, Hyman missed the opportunity of a lifetime when he pulled out of the Olympic Games 100 metre semi-final in London in 2012 as a result of a pain in his abdomen.

Hyman was due to run in the men’s 60m sprint at the 15th IAAF World Indoor Championships against some of the fastest runners in the world in Sopot, Poland which open on Friday. However, he told the local athletics association that his injury meant he was pulling out.

““Last week in practice I injured my hamstring while doing block starts.  After resting it for a few days, I decided to test it out at a meet this past weekend In Berlin, Germany and reaggravated the injury.  I am currently seeking medical advice on how to proceed so that I don't further risk my outdoor season.  I thank you for your ongoing support and apologize that I am unable to represent the Cayman Islands in Poland,” he said in a message.

The Cayman Islands Athletic Association said that it wished Hyman a speedy recovery and trust that he will be ready to compete, injury free, during the upcoming outdoor athletic season.

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