Press Release

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 5:38pm

Virgin Islands athlete, Kyron McMaster has won the 400 meter hurdle at the Diamond League Meet in Zurich, Switzerland.

McMaster ran a time of 48.07 at the meet in a competition against rivals, Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson of the United States of America and 2017 World Championship gold medallist, Karsten Warholm of Norway.

Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn said that Kyron’s achievements demonstrate that the Territory is really moving forward.

Honourable Walwyn said, “I offer sincere congratulations to Kyron on this significant achievement. I know I speak for all Virgin Islanders when I say we are extremely proud of him. He stands to have an outstanding athletic career.”

He added, “Our people are doing excellent things. Kyron, Chantel and all the other fine athletes are bringing greater prominence to our country.”

McMaster made his Diamond League debut at the Muller Anniversary Games at London Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2017, where he placed second in the 400m hurdles.

The Ministry of Education and Culture continues to support Virgin Islands’ athletes and young persons by ensuring that the Territory’s youth excel and create a culture of excellence for themselves, and by extension, the Virgin Islands.

Photo attached:   Virgin Islands athlete, Kyron McMaster pictured with Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE and Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn. (Photo credit: GIS/Franklyn Skerrit)


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747