Hyman storms into 100m final with SB

Hyman (centre) leads the field to the finish in the semis.

UPDATE: The finals are scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Monday in the Cayman Islands.

Kemar Hyman signalled that he cannot be counted out, as he stormed into the finals of the men’s 100m with a season’s best time of 10.10 sec at the XXI Commonwealth Games Sunday night 8 April at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Hyman got a good start in semi-final three and maintained his composure throughout the race and beating the field to the finish and bettering his 10.15 posted in March. He also dropped his time from 10.24 sec that he ran to win his race in the heats. The only other person to have a faster time in the semi-finals is former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica with 10.06.

“All I wanted to do was go out there and execute the best race I could and that’s what I did and came out with the win,” Hyman told CaymanSportsBuzz.com’s Ben Meade immediately after the race.

However, the 28-year-old was mindful that while he looks to be in medal contention, the hardware is not won in the semi-finals. “It’s been a good meet so far. We just have to go in the finals tomorrow and finish the job,” he said ahead of his first Commonwealth Games final.

For Hyman, who has a lifetime best time of 9.95 seconds, he’s looking at the medal race as a fresh slate for all who’ve made it. “Anything can happen in the finals. Everyone that made the finals basically trained hard and got their stuff together to make the finals, so [I’m] just trying to do the best for Cayman,” he said.

The Cayman Islands national record-holder appeared to ease to the finish, but he said he was just trying to run a good race. “If that’s what you saw, that’s just me being relaxed, and a part of running the 100m is being relaxed and patient. That’s what me and my coach have been talking about the whole year and that’s what I came and did,” Hyman said.

The finals are scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Monday in the Cayman Islands.

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