Young athletes ready in Buenos Aires

A trio of young Caymanian athletes are ready to get down to business at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Representing the Cayman Islands are Jordan Crooks in swimming, along with track and field sprinters Danneicka Lyn and Gary Rankin. They joined around 4,000 other athletes from 205 other National Olympic Committees at the opening ceremony on Saturday night (6 October).

Crooks, who was the flag bearer at the ceremony, will be the first to get into action. He steps onto the starting blocks for the 50m freestyle on Tuesday, 9 October, and then in the 100m freestyle two days later.

Lyn and Rankin will compete in the girls 100m and boys 100m, respectively. They have more time to acclimatise themselves. Their competitions are slated to begin on 12 October.

Accompanying the athletes are Chef de Mission – Eilidh Bridgeman; Athletics Coach/Manager – Tyrone Yen; and Swimming Technical Director/Manager Bailey Weathers

Cayman Islands Olympic Committee President Donald McLean will also be attending the Games. He was joined by CIOC Executive Board Member Janet Sairsingh at the Olympism in Action Forum on that was held from 4-5 October.


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