Cayman Islands names 22-athlete team for Commonwealth Games

Kemar Hyman is heading to his 2nd Commonwealth Games.

A 22-athlete team has been named to represent the Cayman Islands at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from 4-15 April. The official announcement was made Monday (12 February) by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) / Cayman Islands Commonwealth Games Federation.

Athletes will compete in seven sports: athletics, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, shooting, squash, and swimming.

The team is:

Athletics: Jamal Walton (200m/400m), Kemar Hyman (100m), Ronald Forbes (110m Hurdles), Alex Pascal (Javelin), Carl Morgan (Long Jump).

Boxing: Dariel Ebanks (75kg), Brandy Barnes (45-48kg)

Cycling: Michael Testori (Road Race and Individual Time Trial)

Gymnastics: Raegan Rutty (Aristic – All Events; Floor, Bars, Vault & Beam)  Sami Peene (Aristic – All Events; Floor, Bars, Vault & Beam)

Shooting: Christopher Jackson (Trap Shooting)

Squash: Cameron Stafford (Individuals & Mixed Doubles), Jake Kelly (Individuals & Men’s Doubles), Alex Frazer (Men’s Doubles), Caroline Laing (Individuals & Ladies Doubles), Marlene West (Mixed Doubles & Ladies Doubles), Samantha Hennings (Individuals & Ladies Doubles), Eilidh Bridgeman (Individuals, Mixed Doubles & Ladies Doubles)

Swimming: Iain McCallum (50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle), David Ebanks (50m Breaststroke, 100m Breaststroke), Lauren Hew (200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke), Alison Jackson (200m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle)

Boxers Dariel Ebanks and Brandy Barnes.

The Chef de Mission will be Dion Brandon and the General Team Manager will be Lara Butler.

The Cayman Islands first competed in the Commonwealth Games in 1978 in Edmonton Alberta, Canada and has competed in every edition since then.

Athletics has provided the only two medals for the Cayman Islands at the Commonwealth Games over the years: Cydonie Mothersill with gold in 200m in Delhi in 2010 and Kareem Streete-Thompson won a bronze medal in Manchester 2002.