First Medal For Athletics

by Tyronne | Posted on Monday, June 26th, 2017

Gotland island Games 2017

Jerai Torres brings home Gibraltar Athletics first medal at the Gotland Games, with a time of 22.22 he managed to claim the bronze medal.  With a comfortable win in his first heat yesterday he progressed to today’s semi-final, where he placed second just one tenth of a second behind Tyler Johnson from Jersey.

With the 3rd best time in the semi-finals Jerai came to the final very positive and believing he could get something out of his countless hours of training at the track.

As soon as the start pistol was shot Jerai flew from his blocks and flew round the bend and sped all the way where glory awaited at the finish line for a fantastic 3rd place and bronze medal, just behind once again from Tyler Johnson from Jersey and eventual winner Jamal Whalton from Cayman Islands.

Hopefully this will not be Gibraltar’s only medal in athletics.  There lies a good chance in tomorrow’s 800m final with young Cameron Payas as his 1:58.16 time was the second best recorded time in the heats.

Athletics results Day 1 and 2

100m Women

Zyanne Hook   Heat 1 : 13.50Q   Semi-final:  13.54 5th

Mya Zarb   Heat 1: 13.87


200m Men

Sean Collado  Heat 1 : 24.72

400m Women

Zyanne Hook  Heat 1:   61.45

Laura Bevington  Heat 1:  60.23Q    Semi-final:  60.34


800m Men

Abdulah Ahhamed Heat 1:  2:05.97

10,000m Men

Kelvin Gomez   7th  33:15.99

Maurice Turnock  14th   36:29.50

A mention should be given to youngster Jesse Franco who has missed out on the past days of racing due to a Gastric Flu who is keeping him bedridden  and very doubtful for the remainder of the week.