Hyman misses out on medal in 100m final surprise

| 09/04/2018
Kemar Hyman, CNS Local Life

Kemar Hyman in the 100m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands’ Kemar Hyman clocked the second best time in the 100 metre semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, but a surprise domination by the South African duo saw the Cayman Islands track star pushed off the medal podium in the finals Monday. Akani Simbine and his team‑mate, Henricho Bruintjies, took silver and gold, leaving the favourite, Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, in third place. Hyman, who ran 10:10 in the semis and had his eye on a medal, in the end came in fifth with a time of 10:21.

In a surprise result, Simbine blazed down the track in 10.03 seconds to take the gold medal, with Bruintjies clocking 10.17 to secure silver. Despite running the fastest time in the semis, Blake stumbled out of the blocks and finished in 10.19 to clinch bronze, seeing off Nigeria’s Seye Ogunlewe, who had looked like he might have made the podium for much of the race.

Hyman told Cayman Islands pool reporter, Ben Meade, ahead of the race that anything could happen in a final when racing against world-class athletes. After the finals, he said it was a good experience and that he could do greater things in the years to come.

“I don’t think I got a great start like in the heats and the semis. That’s something I need to fix when it comes to big championships like this, not only to stay in the blocks but to get a great start to win a race…I just got to keep working on it,” he said. “I’m still happy and proud of myself. I really wanted a medal because I was focused this time. I’m not upset about it at all.”

Watch the 100m finals here

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Kemar has been doing this for a long timeee very consistent and proud of him. And I would even consider him up with the greatest in cayman like Cydonie Mothersill and Kareem Street Thompson. Only Those three has ever made big accomplishments like this for the Cayman Islands plus he’s is still running decent, making his money at age 29 the end of this year. i remember when people didn’t give cydonie credit and she was in gold-medal smh.. so people will always hate that’s life but you have to give people credit when it’s due

    Hate it or love it he’s doing his thing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of Kareem …almost won!! He tried so let’s get him a little credit.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How is this a surprise?

  4. Roger Davies says:

    We should all be very proud of Kemar. He was leading the final at 50 meters and would have got silver if he could have replicated his semi-final time. There were well over 50 entries in this event and he finished fifth!.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks for the perspective Roger. I was wondering how his time stacked up. That his qualifying heat time would have been good enough for final silver (if he had managed it) says a lot more than how his qualification ranked or how much/little he missed out by. It says his potential for a medal was real.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good effort Kemar! Don’t listen to the lazy keyboard warriors talking crap from their couches.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Better luck next time.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So where did he finish?

    CNS: In 5th place, as it says in the article.

    • Anonymous says:

      He’s still running.

    • Mark says:

      I am so proud of Kemar. He ran the second best qualifying time. He missed a medal by 2 hundredths if a second. There were many huge countries with no finalists. Well done Kemar we are very proud of your achievements.