Sport / Busy day for Team Shetland as games in full swing

THE SECOND day of events at the Island Games in Guernsey is underway, with Team Shetland set to see plenty of action.

Yesterday (Sunday) was a mixed bag, with Shetland’s first medal being won by the women’s triathlon team whilst the table tennis and football teams faced defeat in their opening games.

Benjamin Hamer, Dylan Murphy, Billy Finnie and Ryan Leith will be representing the blues in the archery recurve and compound finals today from 9am.

The table tennis team is currently taking on Gotland in the group stages, and then will be up against Menorca at 4pm.

It’s a packed day for the cyclists, with Hayley Dixon and Lynsey Henderson in the women’s individual time trials final and Andrew Aitken, Robin Atkinson, Kieran Fraser, Carlos Riise and John Thomson representing the men.

Shetland also has entries for the team trials this morning.

There are swimmers galore with heats and prelims kicking off soon for men’s 1500m freestyle (Finlay Geddes, Cailean Johnson), 200m butterfly (Joe Carter, Tom Nicolson), 100m breaststroke (Magnus Bullough, Mark Hutcheon), 50m backstroke (Joe Carter, Robbie Thomson) and 200m medley (Magnus Bullough, Cailean Johnson).


For the women, there’s the 400m medley (Kari Preacher), 100m butterfly (Rhona Anderson, Angelika Samohvalova), 50m breaststroke (Freya Masson, Jasmin Smith) and 200m freestyle (Bethany Irvine, Kari Preacher) as well as relays for both teams.

Luke Bullough and Willum Leask are taking to the water for day two of ILCA 6 sailing.

Darren Forrest and James Morris placed 10th and 14th respectively at the ILCA 7 event earlier this morning.

The men’s football team will play Isle of Man in the group stages at 6.30pm tonight, hoping to build on their loss against Ynys Mon.

Some of the athletics team will take to the track tonight after successful qualifiers yesterday.

At 7.30pm, Conor McDonald will be in the shot-put final.

Bobby Laurenson has a spot in the men’s 400m final at 7.40pm, as do Katie Dinwoodie and Sophie Grant in the women’s 100m at 8.20pm this evening.

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