It’s ‘go time’ for Hyman in Gotland

Kemar Hyman stretches before a training session in Gotland.

Cayman’s fastest man wants to show that he’s the fastest among athletes from more than 20 islands who have gathered in Gotland for the NatWest Island Games.

“Anytime I get a chance to step on the track, it’s always ‘go time’, it’s always work time,” Hyman told as he put in some training time ahead of the opening of the games on 24 June.

Hyman, 28, is no stranger to the world stage, having run at IAAF World Championships and Olympics but said it was an honour to be selected to compete at the games on the Swedish island.

“Anytime I get to represent my country, it always means a lot to me,” he said.

The national record holder in the 100m sprint (9.95) said he plans to use the Island Games to continue to build momentum to qualify for the IAAF World Championships this August.

“My form right now is fine. [For the past] three years now, I’ve always been in this kind of form leading up to a big games and [it’s] just to get tuned up and get ready for the bigger competition,” said the sprinter, who has a season’s best time of 10.05 seconds.

Joining him in the marquee race is Jamal Walton. The first round is Wednesday, 28 June with the final the following day. Walton will also run the 200m and 400m. Both are also part of the relay pool for the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

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