Manx Athletes Set for Thrilling Day at CYG!



by NOUMAN RASOOL

Manx Athletes Set for Thrilling Day at CYG!

Trinidad and Tobago is currently ablaze with excitement as the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) enter full swing, with seven talented athletes from the Isle of Man proudly donning their national colors to represent the Island in this prestigious sporting event.

The CYG, which commenced on August 7 and will run until August 11, boasts over 1000 athletes and para athletes between the ages of 14-18, creating a bustling atmosphere of youthful energy and fierce competition. Among the athletes, cyclist Ruby Oakes has already proven her mettle by securing a remarkable 3rd place in the Women's Individual Time Trial earlier in the week.

Today, all eyes will be on her as she takes on the challenge of the Women's Road Race Final at 14:00 local time (18:00 GMT), where she hopes to continue her victorious streak. Joining her on the cycling front is Tyler Annis, a fellow Manx cyclist, who is set to showcase his skills in the Men's Road Race Final at 18:00 local time (22:00 GMT).

Having secured an impressive 8th place in the Men's Individual Time Trial earlier in the week, Annis is eager to give his best shot at clinching a medal in this high-octane event.

Isle of Man's Swimming Sensations

Not to be outdone, the Isle of Man has sent forth a formidable swimming squad, with three talented swimmers ready to make a splash.

Ella Justice will be taking on the Women's 50m backstroke at 15:47 local time (19:47 GMT), while Magnus Kelly is set to make waves in the Men's 100m freestyle at 16:33 local time (20:33 GMT). Connor Mealin is also geared up for a fierce battle in the Men's 50m breaststroke at 17:03 local time (21:03 GMT).

With the spirit of determination in their hearts, these young swimmers are eager to put their training and skills to the test against some of the best competitors in the Commonwealth. The athletic events will see Regan Corrin and Jack Kinrade representing the Isle of Man.

Corrin will be showcasing his versatility as he competes in both the Men's high jump and long jump events, aiming to soar to new heights. Meanwhile, Kinrade is ready to push his limits in the Men's 800m, prepared to give a stellar performance on the track.

As the Isle of Man athletes gear up to make their mark at the CYG, their families, friends, and fellow citizens back home are rallying behind them, sending messages of support and encouragement. These young athletes have worked tirelessly to reach this stage, and their presence at the Games is a testament to their dedication, talent, and passion for their respective sports.

The entire Isle of Man community is eagerly awaiting news of their success, knowing that regardless of the outcome, these athletes have already made their nation proud with their unwavering commitment and sportsmanship on the international stage.

As the Games unfold, the world is witnessing the incredible potential of the Isle of Man's next generation of sporting stars, who are undoubtedly set to shine brightly in the global arena.