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Pascal throws for gold

Daneliz Thomas is enjoying Gotland despite the cold

At the Island Games in Gotland, Sweden, by the end of competition on Wednesday the Cayman Islands had won a total of 18 medals.

Alex Pascal easily won the javelin

Brilliant javelin thrower Alex Pascal grabbed gold to add to the one Jamal Walton got in the 200 metres the previous day. Pascal threw an impressive 73.39 metres for his win, way ahead of Joe Harris (Isle of Man) who threw 68.57 and Sander Suurhans (Saaremaa) who recorded 66.29m.

Cayman had eight athletics medals by Wednesday when we went to press with more expected from the likes of Kemar Hyman in the 100m on Thursday.

By Wednesday, there were silvers for, Carl Morgan in the men’s long jump, Tahj Lewis in the men’s 800m, Shalysa Wray in the women’s 400m and Daneliz Thomas in the women’s javelin. Cayman bronzes were earned by Jeavhon Jackson in the men’s 400m hurdles and women’s high jumper Aijah Lewis.

Thomas said: “In Gotland it’s beautiful but the weather is really cold, nothing I’m used to. It’s well organied and the Cayman team is doing very well in all the sports overall.”

Thomas ran in the 4x100m heats “but unfortunately we got disqualified”. The next competition for her are the Pan Am Juniors in Peru. “My expectations is to go out there and do my best and try to get a medal and I want to collect more medals to add to my mini collection.”

In swimming Eddie Weber has two bronze medals, from the men’s 1500m freestyle and 400m individual medley. Lauren

Hew has bagged three medals so far; silvers in the women’s 50m and 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke bronze.

The shooters have gleaned six medals; four silvers and two bronzes in individual and team competitions between William Campney, Ales Cevela, Christopher Jackson, Edison McLean and Andrew Schirn.

About Ron Shillingford

Ron is a former Cayman based sports editor. He is a best-selling author and novelist, and has worked as a sub-editor on some of the U.K.’s leading national newspapers. He is a certified tutor in English, writing assignments for various publications and websites and ghostwriting memoirs for the London-based publishers Story Terrace. A veteran journalist of more than 30 years standing, Ron’s area of expertise includes sports, human interest and local news reporting.

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