Strong Cayman performances to wrap Youth Olympics

Gary Rankin (right) ended his Games with a PB in the 100m. (Photos and video courtesy CIOC)

The Cayman Islands wrapped up participation at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina with both Gary Rankin and Danneika Lyn putting in impressive performances on the track on 15 October.

Rankin, who told ahead of the games was that his goal was to set a new personal best in the 100m did just that in his final race. After clocking in at 11.33 seconds in cold and windy conditions on Friday, Rankin returned determined for his final heat on Monday.

In his stage two heat, Rankin stormed to the line in 10.83 seconds, finishing seventh of eight competitors. The clock showed was the Mustang Track Club sprinter lowering his prior lifetime best from 11.33 seconds but the wind reading was too strong for it to be a legal time.

Also on the track was Danneika Lyn in the girls 100m. She, too, was looking to end on a high after a time of 13.15 seconds in the first stage. Getting a second shot on the track, Lyn ran away from the competition in her heat to win the race in 12.71 seconds, just shy of her PB of 12.60 seconds.

What a race for Danneika Lyn, finishing 1st in her heat with a time of 12.71s!Gary Rankin is next in the Men’s 100m 🇰🇾

Posted by Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC) on Monday, October 15, 2018

Cayman’s other athlete at the games, swimmer Jordan Crooks returns home with PBs in his two events: 23.88 seconds in the 50m freestyle and 53.52 seconds in the 100m freestyle last week.


Crooks sets new 50m PB at Youth Olympics

Another PB for Crooks, sprinters tested on track

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.