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Sport / Second gold at Island Games … and three more bronze medals

Katie Dinwoodie winning a gold medal in the 200m final by beating Orkney's Taylah Spence by a hundredths of a second. Photo: David Parody/Gibraltar 2019

TEAM Shetland added a further four medals to its tally on Thursday when Katie Dinwoodie won the islands’ second gold medal, and three further bronze medals were won on the track and in the pool.

Katie Dinwoodie winning the second gold medal for Shetland. Photo: Shetland IGA

The 16 year old sprinter crossed the finishing line in a time of 24.64s beating her Orcadian rival rival Taylah Spence by a hundredths of a second. Fay Cox was 6th in the same race.

Dinwoodie had already won bronze on Monday in the 100m final.

Shortly after Dinwoodie’s triumph, Seamus Mackay added a 400m bronze to the gold he had won in the 800m two days ago.

In other athletics results Leigh Nicolson finished 6th in the women’s discus event with 30.51m and Loni Wiseman came 7th in the women’s triple jump with a result of 10.45m.

Over at the swimming pool Felix Gifford and Lauren Sandison were able to add two further bronze medals to the six already won by the swimming team.

Lauren Sandison and Felix Gifford with their bronze medals. Photo: Shetland IGA

Gifford won his third bronze medal of the games when he battled his way to a third place in the 400m freestyle event which he finished 3:57.36.

Sandison meanwhile took a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly final in a time of 2:28.55, while Natasha Anderson came eighth in the same race.

Kayla Manson (50m backstroke), Mark Hutchison (200m breaststroke) and Kaila Ratter (800m freestyle) had all qualified for the finals but didn’t win any medals.

Also on Thursday evening, the swimming team came 6th in the men’s 100m freestyle relay, 5th in the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay and 7th in the mixed 50m freestyle relay.

In the shooting competition Bryan Sutherland currently lies in a joint first position in the Olympic trap individual event, while his team colleague Peter Davies is ranked 24th.

Darren Forrest finished the laser standard rig sailing position in 11th position, while Maggie Adamson finished 12th in the laser radial rig. As a team Forrest and Adamson were in 9th position.

Fexli Gifford in action earlier this week. Photo: David Rodriguez
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