Ronald Forbes

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Ronald Forbes
Personal information
Birth name Ronald Joseph Forbes
Nationality Caymanian
Born (1985-04-05) 5 April 1985 (age 30)
George Town, Cayman Islands
Residence Cayman Islands
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Country  Cayman Islands
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 110-metre hurdles
Coached by Joey Scott (United States)
Achievements and titles
World finals 2008 World Indoor Qualifier, 2009 World Outdoor Qualifier , 2011 World Outdoor Semi-finalist.
Olympic finals

2008 Beijing Olympics

2012 London Olympics
Updated on 21 December 2014.

Ronald Forbes (born 5 April 1985) is a track athlete from the Cayman Islands.[1][2][3]

Forbes runs for Florida International University and competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2011 and 2015 Athletics World Championships, the 2010 and 2012 World Indoor Athletics Championships and the 2006, the 2010 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. During the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, he was the flag-bearer for the Cayman Islands.

He took up athletics when he was 14, because he hoped it would give him the opportunity for travel and a scholarship.[4] During his time at Florida International University, he finished 3rd in the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships.[4]

Personal bests[edit]




Forbes is the Cayman Islands 110MH (outdoor), 60MH (indoor) and 55MH (indoor) record holder.

Florida International University record holder 110MH (outdoor), 60MH (indoor) and 55MH (indoor)

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Cayman Islands
2000 CARIFTA Games (U17) St. George's, Grenada 5th 100m hurdles (91.4 cm) 13.64 (wind: +1.8 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U17) San Juan, Puerto Rico 7th 100m hurdles (91.4 cm) 14.17 w (wind: +4.0 m/s)
6th 400m hurdles (84.0 cm) 1:03.86
2001 CARIFTA Games (U17) Bridgetown, Barbados 5th 100m hurdles (91.4 cm) 13.73 (wind: -2.3 m/s)
5th (h) 400m hurdles 59.74
Central American and Caribbean Championships Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala 7th 4x100 m relay 40.99 A
2002 CARIFTA Games (U20) Nassau, Bahamas 5th 400m hurdles 54.61
5th 4x400 m relay 3:26.78
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U20) Bridgetown, Barbados 6th (h) 400m hurdles 55.51
Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 7th 400m hurdles 55.01
2003 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 5th 400m hurdles 54.39
6th 4x100 m relay 42.07
6th 4x400 m relay 3:28.35
Island Games Saint Peter Port, Guernsey 4th 400m hurdles 53.98
2004 CARIFTA Games (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 400m hurdles 53.63
4th 4x100 m relay 42.95
5th 4x400 m relay 3:31.89
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U20) Coatzacoalcos, México 3rd 400m hurdles 53.80
5th 4x100 m relay 42.71
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 11th (h) 110m hurdles 14.49 (wind: -0.7 m/s)
400m hurdles DNF
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 16th (h) 110m hurdles 14.35 (wind: NWI)
12th (h) 4x100 m relay 40.76
NACAC Under-23 Championships Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 6th 110m hurdles 14.44 (wind: +1.1 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 10th (h) 110m hurdles 14.42 w (wind: +2.1 m/s)
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 5th 110m hurdles 13.71 w A (wind: +2.3 m/s)
Olympic Games Beijing, China 26th (qf) 110m hurdles 13.72 (wind: +0.1 m/s)
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 20th (sf) 60m hurdles 7.91
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 7th 110m hurdles 14.34 (wind: -0.1 m/s)
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 6th 110m hurdles 13.84 (wind: +0.1 m/s)
4x100 m relay DQ
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 9th (h) 110m hurdles 14.18 (wind: -3.9 m/s)
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th (sf) 110m hurdles 13.67 (wind: -1.6 m/s)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 21st (h) 60m hurdles 7.95
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 8th (h) 110m hurdles 14.21 (wind: +0.8 m/s)
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 5th (h) 110m hurdles 13.89 (wind: -0.2 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Games Xalapa, México 5th (h) 110m hurdles 14.51 A (wind: -1.6 m/s)
2015 NACAC Championships San José, Costa Rica 6th (sf) 110m hurdles 13.77 (wind: +1.2m/s)
World Championships Beijing, China 30th (h) 110m hurdles 13.78


  1. ^ Bio – Ronald Forbes, FIU Panthers, 16 January 2007, retrieved 21 December 2014 
  2. ^ Ronald Forbes – Biography, Commonwealth Games Federation, retrieved 20 December 2014 
  3. ^ Biografía – General – FORBES Ronald, ODECABE, retrieved 21 December 2014 
  4. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 - Ronald Forbes Profile". Retrieved 2015-10-14. 

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