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Island Games heads for the finish line!

Island Games heads for the finish line!

Friday 12 July 2019

Island Games heads for the finish line!

Team Jersey have maintained their lead as the final sporting events in Gibraltar take place today.

Drawing to a close this evening, the last events of the inter-island ‘friendly games’ will decide which teams will be stepping up to the podium.

Currently in the lead with 75 medals, Jersey are 21 ahead of the Manx team in second place.


Pictured: The medal table on the final day of the competition.

Jersey still has a chance of collecting more medals on the last day of the competition, with athletes taking part in half marathons, relay races and further shooting events. 

Yesterday, cyclist Florence Cox pedalled to the road race gold medal – besting her silver in the time trial earlier in the competition. She also contributed to the team gold in the road race alongside fellow cyclists Emily Bridson, Rebecca Catley and Louise Woolrich.

Harry Shalamon has made a splash at this year’s games, setting an island record by collecting an astounding six gold medals.

Throughout the competition, Team Jersey have shone across a range of different events. Beginning with strong performances in the triathlon team and individual races, swimming and shooting have been Jersey’s strong suit over the course of the games.

Posting on Facebook, the Jersey Amateur Swimming Association congratulated all of their representatives in this year’s games, saying that they were “super proud” of this year’s team who have taken to the pool in Gibraltar.

They say that all in all, Jersey’s swimmers will bring home a staggering 28 medals in total – nine gold, 11 silver and eight bronze. 

“Every swimmer made an individual final and with the vast majority of the team under 18 years of age!! Watch out 2021 #TeamJersey swim team will be back! Thanks to all the staff who helped and made this happen.”

Pictured top: The Jersey cycling team. (Ryan O'Shea Photography)

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