Sport / No more medals yet – but swimmers hold promise for tonight

Andrew Aitken taking part in the time trials earlier today

TEAM Shetland have not added to their medal tally yet today, but events are far from over.

The cyclists did not manage to place in the individual or team time trials earlier, with the women narrowly missing out on the podium by coming 4th and the men ranking 8th in their finals.

This morning Gotland beat Shetland 7-0 in the group stages of table tennis, following three defeats yesterday.

Later today they will face Menorca, who are currently bottom of the group table.

Sailors had little luck either, with just one of Shetland’s hopefuls (Darren Forrest) breaking the top ten in the ILCA 7 race.

Willum Leask and Luke Bullough came 14th and 21st respectively in the ILCA 6 category.

In badminton, the Shetland team is currently up against Menorca in the playoffs, after coming second in their group yesterday. The score is currently 1-1.

After a packed morning of swimming heats, Jasmin Smith came 3rd in the women’s 50m breaststroke prelim, securing her place in the final tonight.

Joe Carter also made it to his final for men’s 200m butterfly.

Finlay Geddes and Cailean Johnson placed in the top six for the men’s 1500m freestyle heat, meaning they will compete again at 6pm this evening.

Athletics and football will also get underway later tonight.

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