Wray records personal best in Olympic debut

| 03/08/2021 | 15 Comments
Shalysa Wray at the start of her race (from CIOC Facebook page)

(CNS): Shalysa Wray clocked a personal best outdoor time of 53.61 in the women’s 400m heats in Tokyo on Monday, as she made her Olympic debut. Wray was the first Caymanian to run in this event in the Olympics and she met her goal for the Games of running a PB. But given the field she was up against, it wasn’t enough to get her into the semi-finals. All of the Cayman Islands Olympic athletes have now competed and gained invaluable experience in what will go down in history as one of the most challenging of all Olympic Games, given the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic .

See more on the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee Facebook page.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done… truly a Wray of sunshine!

  2. Anon says:

    Good job !!

  3. Anonymous says:

    More Team officials than athletes, presumably IOC pick up part of the tab. All them on new country experience.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well done Miss Shalsya, it was great to watch the race and see a Caymanian racing, wasn’t expecting it.

    She did not come last and recorded her best time. Hope you have a great time now, you can relax and enjoy the Olympic Village

    • Anon says:

      Not really. Due to Japan’s tight coronavirus restrictions, athletes must leave Japan 2 days after their final event to minimize the risk of infection and spread of the virus.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Why do we think it is necessary to spend thousands of dollars to send someone to Asia so they can run for a minute? No chance of winning or advancing to the next race.

    These athletes should be privately funded. There is zero national benefit in sending here and it is just a personal experience for one person.

    • Say it like it is. says:

      2.44pm It would have been worse if we sent a moron. The CIOC covers all expenses via the IOC and this young lady showed the flag for her country and thoroughly deserved the experience of a lifetime. Wait and see what she does in Paris in 2024.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re an idiot!

      • Anonymous says:

        No they are not an idiot. You are.

        Why not spend that money sending a promising young Caymanian to medical school, or business school, or any fing school. No instead let’s send them to a farce athletic event and pretend that defines us as a country. Get a grip!

    • Jah loves these Islands says:

      Oh, Knock it off dufus!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Personal Best? Interesting, as her entry time was 53.40, also listed as her season best.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t want to disparage this young lady, but there are a lot of alternative facts when it comes to the utterings of the CIOC.

    • Anonymous says:

      It states in the article that it was her PB racing outside. Entry time listed of 53.40 was probably recorded inside.

    • Anonymous says:

      Outdoor best Olympics. Previous PB indoors.

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