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Athletics: Hyman clocks Olympic qualifying time

Cayman’s fastest man says he’s peaking at the perfect time.

After qualifying for the 2019 IAAF World Championships just three weeks ago, 100-metre national record holder Kemar Hyman topped his seasons best Saturday (19 May) clocking 10.02 (+1.9 wind) in the finals of the Men’s 100-metres at the Johnny Loaring Classic held at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

“I was prepared physically, so I focused on preparing mentally for about a week,” Hyman told Cayman 27. “I opened the season with 10.23, but then came down the 10.10, so I needed to strike at the right time.”

The time, which was his fastest 100-metre finish since July 2013, qualifies the 29-year-old for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The qualifying standard was 10.05.  The Summer Games open 24 July 2020, with the qualification period running from 1 May and until 29 June 2020.

“Now that I got it out of the way, I definitely think there is more in the tank,” said Hyman. “This year, I just want to focus on winning, making finals, and finishing races. Hopefully, all goes well. Training is going well, things are moving in the right direction. I just have to continue to executes races like I practice.”

The time equals the second fastest of Hyman’s 14-year career competing in IAAF regulated competition.

About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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