Island Games Update: Penultimate Day
12th July 2019
The penultimate day of the Games saw 18 medals for Team Guernsey (however, the results website, which has been hit and miss all week, has only officially given 13 so far).
- Joe Chadwick won Gold in the Men’s 100m. There was also a Bronze for Abi Galpin in the 200m.
- There was also a Gold on the water as Clem Thompson won the Laser Radial class at Sailing. Andrew Bridgeman won Silver and there was a Team Silver for Sailing.
- The first Gold medals for swimming at this years games were won as Tatiana Tostevin took the 50m Backstroke, and this was immediately followed by Charlie-Joe Hallett winning the 200m Breaststroke. Elsewhere in the pool, there was a Silver for Tom Hollingsworth in the 100m Backstroke, a Silver for Jonathan Beck in the 50m Freestyle, another Silver, this time for the Women’s 4 x 100m medley team, and Bronze medals for Orla Rabey in the 800m, the Men’s 4 x 100 freestyle medal and the mixed 4 x 50 freestyle medley.
- 5 of the swimming medals, including both Golds are yet to be acknowledged on the official results website.
- The pairings of Ove Svejstrup & Paul Le Tocq, along with Stuart Hardy & Jordan Trebert both took Bronze in the Badminton Men’s Doubles.
- The ladies cyclists won a Team Bronze in the Road Race, whilst Paul Guillou took Bronze in the 10m Air Rifle event.
- In Badminton, Guernsey are guaranteed a clean sweep in the mixed doubles. Jordan Trebert & Emily Trebert will face Paul Le Tocq & Chloe Le Tissier for the Gold on Friday whilst Ove Svejstrup & Elena Johnson have already secured the Bronze.
- Guernsey are also guaranteed at least a Silver as Elena Johnson & Chloe Le Tissier play the Women’s Doubles Gold medal match on Friday.
- There is strong potential for a final glut medals on the final day. Guernsey still have a chance at over 20 final day medals.
- The half marathons take place with Louise Perrio tipped to do well for Guernsey. The Athletics relays will also be one to watch.
- The mens Basketball team lost to the Caymans 103-66 on Thursday but will now face the hosts Gibraltar for the Bronze, whilst in Table Tennis, Guernsey have athletes in the semi finals of all 5 categories on the final day.
- In Squash, the semi finals of the Team event will see Guernsey take on the Cayman Isles, and there are more shooting events to round up this years Games.
- At the end of the penultimate day, Team Guernsey are still 4th in the table with 14 Gold, 32 Silver and 24 Bronze, although the swimming medals which have yet to be officially declared, actually put the Sarnians on 16-33-26.
- Based on total medals won, Guernsey would be second in the table, just 3 behind Jersey.