Cayman Islands at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Cayman Islands at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg
IOC codeCAY
NOCCayman Islands Olympic Committee
Websitewww.caymanolympic.org.ky
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors5 in 3 sports
Flag bearerRonald Forbes[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cayman Islands competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's tenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Cayman Islands Olympic Committee selected a total of five athletes, three men and two women, for the Games across three different sports (athletics, sailing, and swimming), matching its roster size from London 2012.[2] Among the sports represented by the athletes, Cayman Islands marked its Olympic return in sailing after a sixteen-year absence.

The Caymanian team featured swimming siblings Geoffrey and Lara Butler, Laser Radial sailor Florence Allan, track sprinter Kemar Hyman, and hurdler Ronald Forbes, who joined Kareem Streete-Thompson as the only athletes to compete in three editions of the Games.[2] The most experienced member of the team, Forbes was chosen by the committee to lead the delegation for the second time as Cayman Islands' flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][3] Cayman Islands, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Caymanian athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[4][5]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • NM = No mark

Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ronald Forbes Men's 110 m hurdles 14.67 6 N/A Did not advance
Kemar Hyman Men's 100 m Bye 10.34 7 Did not advance

Sailing[edit]

Cayman Islands received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a sailor competing in the Laser Radial class to the Olympics, signifying the nation's comeback to the sport for the first time since 2000.

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Florence Allan Laser Radial 35 34 31 36 DNF DNF 32 34 33 36 EL 308 36

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Swimming[edit]

Cayman Islands received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[6][7][8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Geoffrey Butler Men's 400 m freestyle 4:07.87 48 N/A Did not advance
Lara Butler Women's 100 m backstroke 1:04.98 29 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morales, Kevin (4 August 2016). "Forbes to serve as Cayman's flag bearer at Rio 2016". Cayman 27. Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Whittaker, James (19 July 2016). "Five Cayman athletes ready for Rio". Cayman Compass. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ronald Forbes named Cayman Islands flag bearer". The Cayman Reporter. 5 August 2016. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.

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