CYDEC Conference 2019

Cayman sends trio to 2018 Youth Olympic Games

For the third time in the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee’s (CIOC) history, Cayman will send a delegation of athletes to the Youth Olympic Games.

Competing in the 100 meters will be Mustang Track Club’s Gary Rankin and Danieka Lyn. At the 2018 CARIFTA Games, Lyn was apart of the bronze medal winning Girls Under-17 4×100 meter relay team. Lyn is also the reigning Inter Secondary Under-18 Girls overall champion.

Rankin placed 8th at CARIFTA in the Boys Under-18 preliminaries with a time of 11.12 seconds. He is also the reigning Inter Secondary Under-18 Boys overall champion.

Representing the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) and the Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) will be 16-year old Jordan Crooks.

Crooks recently won the Boys 15-and-over division at Stingray Swim Club’s Fall Sprint Meet, topping four of five events including a new personal best in the 50-meter free with a time of 24.22 seconds.

Cayman has one one medal all-time at the Games with Molly Serpell taking bronze in the equestrian back in 2014.

The Youth Olympic Games run from 6th-18th October in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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

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