Team Jersey is going into day two of this year’s Island Games with ten medals under their belt, having secured success in shooting, triathlon and high jump.
Just one medal behind fellow Channel Islanders Guernsey, but trailing three places behind them in the tables – Team Jersey has already won two golds, five silver and three bronze medals.
Pictured: The medal table so far (NatWest Island Games 2019).
The Natwest Island Games 2019 in Gibraltar opened this weekend as 22 teams from islands across the world put their sporting acumen to the test
A lavish opening ceremony on Saturday (6 July) set the tone for the competition, with the sporting events kicking off yesterday where Team Jersey enjoyed early success.
As it stands, Guernsey is leading the medals table – followed by the Isle of Man, Estonian island Saaremaa and Team Jersey is holding firm in fourth place.
Jersey’s early medals saw Police pistol shooters Mark Dubras and Benjamin Videgrain and the men’s Triathlon team – James Allan, Michael Steens, Richard Tanguy, Nic Thorne and Olliver Turner – scooping gold medals.
On the same day as helping his team win gold in the team event, Jersey’s young triathlon star Oli Turner also scored a bronze medal in his individual contest.
High jumper Benjamin Le Rougetel, cyclist Rebecca Catley and the women’s Triathlon team also won silver medals for their island on the first day of the competition.
Women’s teams in cycling and shooting also did their island proud by bringing back silver medals in their day one events.
The second day of sporting events will see Jersey compete in athletics, badminton, basketball, volleyball, sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis, bowling and tennis.
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