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Cayman Islands Government

Hurdling in Qatar

Ronald Forbes with Minister of Sport the Hon. Mark Scotland, JP.

We are proud that he will be carrying the Cayman flag in Doha. Although we have few elite athletes at present, they do play an important part in developing sport in Cayman, both as role models and ambassadors.

—Sports Minister the Hon. Mark Scotland, JP.

Cayman elite athlete Ronald Forbes is in Doha, Qatar to participate in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Indoor Championships that kick off today, Friday, 12 March 2010.

He will compete in the 60m hurdles. Round one of this event is scheduled for the opening day. His personal best in this race is 7.58 seconds, and his qualifying time for Doha was 7.74 seconds.

"We wish Ronald well and hope he will be able to clock a new personal best time but regardless, we are proud that he will be carrying the Cayman flag in Doha. Although we have few elite athletes at present, they do play an important part in developing sport in Cayman, both as role models and ambassadors," said Sports Minister the Hon. Mark Scotland, JP.

Ronald ran for Cayman in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and in the 110m high hurdles event in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He was the flag-bearer for his nation during the opening ceremonies of those games.

He is currently training at his alma mater, Florida International University.

For more on the IAAF World Indoor Championships go to www.doha2010wic.com.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver