Cayman Islands at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Cayman Islands at the
2016 Summer Olympics

IOC code CAY
NOC Cayman Islands Olympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 5 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Ronald Forbes[1]
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Cayman Islands competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's tenth appearance at the Summer Olympics.

Cayman Islands Olympic Committee selected a total of five athletes, three men and two women, for the Games across three different sports (athletics, sailing, and swimming), matching its roster size from London 2012.[2] Among the sports represented by the athletes, Cayman Islands marked its Olympic return in sailing after a sixteen-year absence.

The Caymanian team featured swimming siblings Geoffrey and Lara Butler, Laser Radial sailor Florence Allan, track sprinter Kemar Hyman, and hurdler Ronald Forbes, who joined Kareem Streete-Thompson as the only athletes to compete in three editions of the Games.[2] The most experienced member of the team, Forbes was chosen by the committee to lead the delegation for the second time as Cayman Islands' flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1][3] Cayman Islands, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

Athletics (track and field)

Caymanian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[4][5]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
  • NM = No mark
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ronald Forbes 110 m hurdles 14.67 6 N/A Did not advance
Kemar Hyman 100 m Bye 10.34 7 Did not advance


Cayman Islands has received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a sailor competing in the Laser Radial class to the Olympics, signifying the nation's comeback to the sport for the first time since 2000.

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Florence Allan Laser Radial 35 34 31 36 DNF DNF 32 34 33 36 EL 308 36

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race


Cayman Islands have received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[6][7][8]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Geoffrey Butler Men's 400 m freestyle 4:07.87 48 N/A Did not advance
Lara Butler Women's 100 m backstroke 1:04.98 29 Did not advance

See also


  1. 1 2 Morales, Kevin (4 August 2016). "Forbes to serve as Cayman's flag bearer at Rio 2016". Cayman 27. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. 1 2 Whittaker, James (19 July 2016). "Five Cayman athletes ready for Rio". Cayman Compass. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. "Ronald Forbes named Cayman Islands flag bearer". The Cayman Reporter. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Rio 2016 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Archived from the original on 1 January 1970. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  7. "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  8. "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
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