Medal Tally to 7

by Tyronne | Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2019

Gibraltar 2019 Island Games Day 2

A Golden day for both Tennis and Athletics as the women’s Tennis team claimed gold following a 2-1 win against the Isle of Man in the final, and Jessy Franco with a spectacular performance claimed gold in the 200m with a time of 22.47 with a wind factor of -7.3.

As mentioned, the women’s Tennis team won the gold medal with a 2-1 final result.  Amanda Carreras comfortably win the first game 2-0 (6-0, 6-0), Lindsay De Haro was unable to finish the game losing 0-2 (3-6, 1-6).  The doubles game was to decide, and our girls came out victors with a 2-0 win (6-4,6-2) claiming Gib’s 1st Gold medal of the games.

Gib’s 2nd gold medal came form the 200m courtesy of Jessy Franco, with Jerai Torres just missing out on the podium by 0.29 seconds.

Day 2 Athletics results

Shot Putt Men

Roy Torres          6th  8.98m

10000m Women

Kim Baglietto     5th  41:33.16

The remaining 3 medals of the day came from the shooting ranges, the first coming in the ISSF 50m Prone Small-Bore Rifle Team Open where Natalie Piri and Mairead Sheriff claimed bronze with a total score of 1217.7, closely followed by Albert Buhagiar and Wayne Piri on 4th with 1216.4.

Sasha Alexdottir and Bettina Manner were next on the medal tally with another bronze in the ISSF 10m Air Pistol team event with a total score of 1054 points just 8points from gold.

Mairead Sheriff made it 2 this time with Natalie’s sister Stephanie  Piri as the claimed Gib’s first silver medal in the ISSF 10m Air Rifle Team Open with a total score of 1213.6.  Dailen Broton and James Scott had to be content with 5th place with a 1180.5 score.

In the Badminton Team event Gibraltar finished a creditable 10th place following a 2-3 defeat against Gotland in the 9th 10th play-off.

The Table Tennis team were 8th overall following a spectacular game against Menorca which ended 2-4 in favour of Menorca.

 The swimming kicked-off today on the new pool at Lathbury Barracks, with no medals to show, with competition too strong at times for our swimmers.  Having said that our swimmers performed admirably with a total of 3 new national records been set.

Jordan Gonzalez broke the 50m Backstroke on 4 occasions with the new record now standing at 26.52.  Johnpaul Balloqui set a new national record on the 200m Butterfly with a time of 2:08.70.  And finally, the Men’s 4 x 50m Medley Relay set the new record with a time of 1:45.63.

Both Men and Women Basketball make it 2 from 2 wins.  First up were the women against Jersey who had a comfortable game easing to victory with a 95-34 win.  As for the men they also had a comfortable game against Menorca, which they controlled from beginning to end with a final result of 80-57.