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Sport / More medals at Island Games as Lucy wins silver

Lucy Holden. Photo: SIGA

SHETLAND’s medal tally at the Gibraltar Island Games has upped yet again after Lucy Holden won silver in the women’s high jump.

Her height of 1.59m was enough for the Shetlander to come second place on Wednesday afternoon.

Swimmer Jasmin Smith also bagged a bronze in the women’s 100m breaststroke final, with fellow Shetland competitor Anne Hutchison finishing fourth.

Smith also won bronze in the 50m breaststroke event on Monday.

Finishing fifth in the men’s long jump Sea Walterson secured a new Shetland record. Photo: John Piris/Gibraltar 2019

Sean Walterson finished fifth in the men’s long jump, but his length of 6.88m was a Shetland record.

Swimmer Felix Gifford’s time of 51.34s in the men’s 100m freestyle final saw him finish in sixth place but earn a new Shetland open record.

Stuart Copland and Joan Smith narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the squash mixed doubles when the lost 15-13, 9-15 and 15-14 against Anthony Fellowes and Rachel Barnes from Bermuda on Wednesday afternoon.

Shetland’s medal haul on Wednesday evening sat at ten – eight bronzes, one silver and one gold.

This places the Blues 13 out of 22 islands on the leaderboard.

Leading the way is Jersey with a total of 61 medals, while Alderney, Falkland Islands and St Helena have yet to pick up a medal.

In the battle of the Northern Isles, Shetland’s tally of ten is easily trumping Orkney’s three.

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