Hyman out with DQ in 60m prelims

It was not easy for Hyman to conceal his disappointment (as captured from the IAAF live stream)

Kemar Hyman is out at the IAAF World Indoor Championships after being disqualified for a false start in the preliminary round of the men’s 60m.

The Cayman Islands’ only athlete at the meet in Birmingham, England eased from his blocks ahead of the starter’s gun in the first of the heats. His reaction time registered on the blocks was -0.330.

American Christian Coleman, who set the world indoor record earlier this year, went on to win the race comfortably as Hyman was escorted from the track.

Here’s the moment Hyman (top) jumped the gun. (IAAF Athletics/YouTube)

Hyman, 28, must now turn his attention quickly to the outdoors for the 100m, which he is set to run at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April.

He will be one of five track and field athletes representing the Cayman Islands along with Ronald Forbes (110m hurdles), Carl Morgan (long jump), Alex Pascal (javelin), and Jamal Walton (200m & 400m). In all, 22 athletes from the Cayman Islands will compete in seven sports at the 4-15 April Games.

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