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Gold and silver on island games final day

John Magnus Laurenson (centre) with his shooting peers after winning gold in the Olympic skeet individual event. Photo: Shetland Island Games Association

TEAM Shetland won its fourth gold medal on the final day of the 2017 Island Games in Gotland.

John Magnus Laurenson reigned supreme in the Olympic skeet individual competition, with fellow Shetlander Darren Leslie also taking part.

It’s an improvement on the last games for Laurenson, with the shooter picking up bronze in the event in 2015.

Cyclist Christine McLean, swimmer Felix Gifford and athlete Seumas Mackay have also won gold this week.

Elsewhere at the Island Games on Friday, Emma Leask bagged a silver medal in the 800m women’s athletics final with a time of 2.15.42.

In the women’s 4 x 400m athletics event the Shetland team won silver, while the 4 x 100m relay women’s team got bronze with a result of 49.52.

Shetland now has 14 medals in total – four golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

The blues are placed at 13th place on a medals table of 23 islands.

Members of the 4 x 100m relay women’s team after winning bronze. Photo: BBC Radio Shetland

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