December 4, 2020

A Lightning Bolt to hit Cayman

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images-3By Georgina Wilcox

The fastest man in the world, Jamaica’s Usain (lightning) Bolt, has agreed take part in the second annual Cayman Invitational athletic meet on 8th May.

The event, organized by Cayman’s Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Cydonie Mothersill of KyStar Athletics, will feature 12 track and two field events and with over eighty professional track athletes taking part.

The meet will take place at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.

Other athletes taking part will include Beijing Olympic silver medalist Kerron Stewart, Olympic record holder Melanie Walker, London Olympic bronze medalist Hansle Parchment, and London Olympic relay gold medalist Chris Brown.

Local athletes will include Kemar Hyman, Ronald Forbes, Jon Rankin, Carl and Carlos Morgan and Tyrell Cuffy.

The announcement was made on Wednesday (6) at The Marriott Hotel by Mothersill.

She said, “We are absolutely delighted we have been able to draw athletes of the highest calibre to participate in the 2013 Cayman Invitational and are sure that the high regard in which the event is already held has assisted us in attracting the likes of Usain Bolt. It is our hope that young people in Cayman will be encouraged by watching their sporting heroes perform live and be motivated to achieve great things themselves.”

Letting Bolt have the last word he said, “I’m looking forward to running in Cayman. I have not competed there before, but my coach was there last year and spoke well about the event. Sprinting in the Caribbean is stronger than ever and it is great to see new track and field meets starting up.

“Cydonie has done great things for her country on the track and is now working hard to develop opportunities for others. I hope my presence in Cayman will inspire the youth and contribute to the development of the sport.”

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