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Gold rush in the Games pool

Shetland's golden girls Amy Harper (left) and Andrea Strachan.

SHETLAND swimmers Amy Harper and Andrea Strachan won two more gold medals at the NatWest Island Games on Wednesday, performing well beyond the team’s wildest expectations.

Strachan added a third gold to her collection when she won the 100 metres breaststroke in 1.11.70 minutes, beating her own games record set during the heats.

She had already won gold in the woman’s 50 metres breaststroke and the 200 metres individual medley.

Harper won her first gold in the games when she came first in the 50 metres freestyle in a time of 27.01 seconds.  She also won a second bronze medal in the 400 metres freestyle on Wednesday afternoon, finishing in a time of 4.23.07 minutes.

The pair have won seven of the nine medals that Shetland has won so far in the Isle of Wight, including all four golds, one silver and two bronze.

Inga Woods won a bronze medal in the women’s javelin on Monday and the Shetland archery team got silver in the single FITA compound event.

In other notable results from Wednesday, swimmers Felix Gifford and Callum MacGregor both came in fifth place in their respective finals – the 100 metres individual medley and the 100 metres freestyle.

Meanwhile Billy Finnie lost out on a bronze medal in the archery’s men’s compound head to head knockout when he lost 112 to 108 in the playoff for third place against Albert Elias Dam, from Faroe.

In athletics, Michelle Sandison was eighth in the 10,000 metres in a time of 39.03.98 minutes, while Sophie May Leyland managed seventh place in the women’s high jump with 1.45 metres.

In the final of the women’s hammer throw Shetland athletes Elaine Park and Sophie Kelman came sixth and seventh.

In the 50 metres free pistol shooting final David Lewis came sixth with a score of 503, and Alan Moar was eighth in the automatic ball trap individual.

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