Cayman boxer fights through in games debut

| 29/07/2014

(CNS): Tafari Ebanks fought his way to the boxing bantamweight quarterfinals in Glasgow yesterday beating Papua New Guinea’s  Henry Umings with a technical knockout in the second round to advance to the next stage of the competition keeping his medal dreams alive in his Commonwealth Games debut. While Kemar Hyman missed the 100m sprint finals on the track as his semi-finals time was too slow, Tuesday, Brett Fraser also ended his swimming competition when he failed to make the freestyle 50m finals. Fourteen year old Lauren Hew however had a great competition making it through to swim in the semi-finals of the 50m backstroke in the teen's first ever Commonwealth Games.

The squash team had some players advance and Cameron Stafford went through to the Classic Plate Quarterfinal Round but was beaten in an exciting game with the host nation's Kevin Moran.

Eilidh Bridgeman advanced to the Women’s Plate quarterfinals, but was beaten by Mauritius’ Vanessa Florens. Julian Jervis hit through to the Consolation Plate semifinals before falling to Zambia’s Manda Chilambwe, 3-1. Chalambwe also dispatched Daniel Murphy 3-0 in their Consolation Plate quarterfinals meeting.

Today Bethany Dikau will continue her efforts in the gymnastic competition, while Ronald Forbes takes to the track for the 110 metre hurdles. Meanwhile the Morgan brothers will begin their competition on the field in the men's long jump.

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