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Rutty acquits herself well

Sports 26 Jul, 2021 Follow News

Raegan Rutty was thrilled to compete in Tokyo

Cayman's first Olympic gymnast, Raegan Rutty fulfilled her lifetime dream in Tokyo in the all-around qualifiers on Saturday and although she didn’t reach the final, gave a great account of herself at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. For qualification in artistic gymnastics, countries are sorted into five subdivisions, determining the time and order they compete.

Rutty, 19, was is in subdivision 1 and was judged for her performance in the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. In finishing 80th Rutty scored 12.133 on the vault, 8.566 on uneven bars, 8.283 on balance beam and 10.633 on the floor with a total of 39.615.

Of the four other Cayman athletes at the Games, swimmer Jillian Crooks, 15, competes in the women’s 50 metres freestyle on Wednesday and Brett Fraser is in the men’s 50m freestyle on Friday. Sprinter Kemar Hyman is in the men’s 100m heats on Saturday and Shalysa Wray runs in the women’s 400m on Aug. 3.

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