News / Another medal for games team on day four

Darren Leslie at the Hejdby clay shooting range earlier on Wednesday in the team skeet competition. Photo: Shetland Island Games Association

TEAM Shetland added to its medal tally on day four of the Island Games in Gotland as swimmer Jasmin Smith won bronze.

The 15 year old, appearing in her first games, picked up the medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke event on Wednesday with a time of 1:12:86.

Smith was less than one second away from winning silver, with Isle of Man’s Laura Kinley and Steph Brew coming first and second respectively.

Elsewhere at the games on Wednesday, shooters John Magnus Laurenson and Darren Leslie were only four points away from a bronze in the team skeet event.

Elaine Park came fifth in the hammer throw women’s final, with Leigh Nicolson finishing in seventh.

There was also a fifth placed finish for Lucy Holden in the high jump final, while Michelle Sandison came sixth in the athletics 5,000m women’s final with a time of 17:52:21.


Stuart Bain finished in ninth place in the men’s long jump final with a distance of 5.9m.

In the men’s individual golf event, Ramsay Hogg was the best performing Shetlander at 31st place, with Kieren Fraser, Grant Wiseman and Andrew Bain following.

In the team event, however, Shetland’s golfers managed a respectable eleventh out of 18 islands.

Martin Krusche narrowly lost 135-139 in the men’s archery compound head to head last 16, while a number of other of Shetlanders competed in the sport.

Team Shetland has so far won three golds, two silvers and three bronze medals, with the blues dropping to eleventh place in the overall medal table out of 23 islands taking part.


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