Lyn delivers silver on the track

Danneika Lyn won silver in the women's 200m at the XVIII NatWest International Island Games.

Danneika Lyn won a silver medal in the women’s 100m at the XVIII NatWest International Island Games in Gibraltar on Monday 8 July.

Running into a stiff headwind, Lyn (12.89) crossed the line six-hundredths of a second behind Sara Wise of Aland (12.83) and ahead of Katie Dinwiddie (12.97) of the Shetland Islands.

Lyn, 17, explained that it was more than the other seven finalists she was contending with. “The headwind was very strong,” she said. “It was also cold but then when I came out of the blocks, I felt a little warm.”

It took a moment to figure out who was the winner and during that time, the Mustang Track Club athlete reflected on the performance. “My start was good. I came up before all the girls. When I looked beside me in lane five, I saw [Wise] coming, so I pushed more. I did my best and I’m proud [of what I accomplished],” she said.

Danielle Bailey (centre) was 5th

Cayman’s other finalist, Danielle Bailey was fifth in 13.11 seconds, noticeably slower than the heats and semi-finals due to the headwind.

Also on the track on the second day of competition, Karim Murray just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in the men’s 200m with a time of 23.22 seconds.

Karim Murray just missed out on a medal.

In the men’s 400m hurdles, Jeavhon Jackson battled through pain for a sixth-place result on 57.01 seconds after injuring himself falling over a hurdle during the semi-finals earlier in the day.

“I’ve been feeling a lot of pain, but I decided to run through it. I try to do my best for my country. I did my best, so that’s all that matters.”

Jeavhon Jackson gave it his all despite not being at his best.

A day earlier, Louis Gordon won gold in the men’s high jump. On Tuesday, Cayman has a chance to compete for more medals on the track with Pearl Morgan (women’s 400m), Michael Smikle (men’s 800m) and Tiffany Cole (women’s 1500m) all competing in finals.

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