Gibraltar Island Games Day 1

by Tyronne | Posted on Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Gibraltar Island Games 2019

The first day of competition at the Gibraltar Island Games saw 2 silver medals for Gibraltar both in the Pistol Shooting.

Jonathan Patron and Daniel Payas in the ISSF Free Pistol Team with a total of 928 points and Stephen Borg and John Holmes doing likewise on the NPA Police Pistol team event with a total score of  578 just 1 point from God medal.

The Men and Women Triathlon events was the first event on the agenda, with Gibraltar having high hopes of collecting yet again another medal.  A very tough event with the local triathletes performing admirably.  Andrew Gordon was the first Gibraltar triathlete to cross the finish line in a very creditable 4th place in a time of 2:08.34 just 2.34 behind from the bronze medallist from Jersey, Oliver Turner.

As for the team event they just fell short of Bronze medal as they were 4th overall with a total time of 6:42.33, 12 seconds behind the Isle of Man.

Newcomer to the Triathlon scene and only local female competitor Bethan Perera finished in a very creditable 11th overall in a time of 2:45. 46

At the track Jessy Franco and Jerai Torres qualified for the 200m semi-finals with Cameron Payas doing likewise in the 800m


100m Women Heats

Mya Zarb 6th 14.12

Angelique Sheppard Capurro 6th  14.22

200m Men Heats

Jessy Franco           22.90 (Q)

Jerai Torres             22.80 (Q)

400m Women Heats

Isabella Dowie       1:00.32

Zyanne Hook          1:03.21

800m Men Heats

Shamus Chichon   2:19.01

Cameron Payas     2:01.10 (Q)

10000m Men Final

Leon Gordon 10th 35:33.92

Stephen Walker 15th       40:16.85

Long Jump Women

Kaia Kaemmerlen 16th    4.57m

In the Badminton team event  Gibraltar finished 3rd in their group with a 1 win and 2 losses

5-0 v Ynys Mons

0-5 v Faroe Islands

2-3 V Shetlands

The Basketball campaign opened with wins for both the men and women.  First on the court were the women against the Cayman Island in a thrilling game with our girls getting their best of their opponents with the final 68-54 score.  The bad news was the injury sustained by Joelle Moreno which could not finish the game.

As for the men they were up against Gotland in what was a very comfortable game for our lads controlling the game from the word go for a final result of  87-44.

The singles Squash events commenced today with just 2 players still in it Christian Navas and Anthony Brindle have both made it to the quarterfinals and will play against each other tomorrow morning.

Michael Pineggra lost his opening game and will be playing for his final placing.

As for the women Leanne Moreno and Sofia Bengtsson lost their opening games whilst Jessica Gomez managed to win her first game 3-1 against Lindsey Sim from the Shetland Islands but failed on the next hurdle.

The women’s Tennis team has managed to make it through to tomorrow final following a comfortable 3-0 win against Guernsey.  Straight set wins from both Amanda Carreras and Lindsey De Haro was enough to see them through to face the Isle of Man in tomorrow’s final.  As for the men, it was not to be as they were eliminated on the first round by the isle of Man 3-0.

Derek Barbara was the top cyclist for Gibraltar in the town Criterium finishing 16th overall 0:15.36 behind the eventual winner from Guernsey, Sam Culverwell.  Blake Torres finished 30th, Julian Bellido was 36th , Aaron Baglietto 39th and finally Bernard Valarino 41st.

As for the women Nicola Valarino was our first lass Kelly Gaiviso and Stacey Rowbottom 25th and 26th respectively.