(CNS Local Life): Jamal Walton has bagged Cayman’s first gold medal of the Island Games, after a comfortable win in the 200m, Monday, 26 June. The local sprinter crossed the line in 21:55, well clear of Tyler Johnson from Jersey, who took silver, and Jerai Torres from Gibraltar, who took bronze. The 18-year-old dominated the heats and was the favourite going into the final, where he secured the first gold for Team Cayman. After three days of competition Cayman has a total of nine medals for the trophy cabinet and is currently placed 12th on the medals table.
Caymanian competitors stacked up more medals on Tuesday, including Shalysa Wray (18), who won silver in the women’s 400m with a time of 56.33, behind Catherine Reid from the Isle of Man who dominated the race and finished in 54.76.
Tahj Lewis also bagged a silver for Team Cayman in the men’s 800m in 1:54.51, just behind Seumas MacKay from the Shetland Islands who clocked 1:53.32.
On Monday, Denaliz Thomas secured silver in the javelin when she threw 41.14m, while Jeavhon Jackson took the bronze in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.97.
In the pool, Eddie Weber got his second medal Tuesday when he picked up bronze in the men’s 400m individual medley, finishing in 4:37.14. This was his second medal of the competition, after earning bronze on Monday in the 1500m freestyle, securing one of the first medals for Cayman along with Lauren Hew who took silver when she clocked 2:03:61 in the women’s 200m freestyle.
Meanwhile, over at the shooting range Christopher Jackson won bronze in the Automatic Ball Trap competition on Tuesday.
There are 23 island territories competing at the games, being held on the Swedish island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea.