Hyman misses out on finals berth at Pan Am Games

Kemar Hyman (file photo)

Kemar Hyman missed out on a place in the final of the men’s 100m sprint at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, after failing to be one of the eight fastest men in the semi-finals on Tuesday 6 August.

On a cool evening in the Peruvian capital, with temperatures dipping into the 50s, Hyman clocked in at a relatively slow 10.44 seconds behind Brazil’s Rodrigo Pereira (10.27) and Mike Rodgers of the USA (10.29) to take third in the second of two semi-finals.

His time was 10th fastest overall, four-hundredths of a second outside the top eight. The top two finishers in each of the three semifinals secured automatic berths in the final, along with the two fastest other finishers.

Entering the Games, the two-time Olympian had been in some of the best form of his career, having run 10.02 seconds in May. That was his quickest performance since setting the Cayman Islands national record of 9.95 seconds in 2012.

Speaking ahead of competition, the 29-year-old said: “I think I’m more ready than I’ve ever been.” He added that having already qualified for next year’s Olympics in Tokyo, he set his sights on breaking his record and establishing a new national mark.

CaymanSportsBuzz.com will have reaction from Lima later.

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