IT’S the third day of the Guernsey Island Games and Team Shetland is still riding high on yesterday’s successes.
With three medals and a football win now under their belts, the team is raring for another busy day.
It was an early start for the golfers, with Andrew Bain, Kieren Fraser, Robert Geddes and David Nicol on the green for 8am.
Badminton is off to a strong start in the men’s singles, with Ramsay Hogg and Dean Guthrie winning their matches against Bermuda and the Isle of Wight. Luca Russel lost 2-0 to Jersey.
Thomas Calder will begin playing soon, as will the women’s singles.
Archery, sailing and table tennis are also on again this morning.
Swimmers are now back in the pool for more heats and prelims, fresh off the success of Jasmin Smith winning bronze last night. Finals will again take place at 6pm tonight.
Katie Dinwoodie will be back on the track at 11am for the women’s 200m heats after securing a bronze in 100m last night.
Mhia Mouat will be joining her for the same event and Bobby Laurenson will represent Shetland in the men’s category.
Two more athletes will be in the finals for women’s shot put and men’s 1,500m tonight: Kirsty Laurenson and Seamus MacKay respectively.
Finally, the football team will be going up against the Falklands in their third and final group stage match of the games at 6.30pm. Shetland is currently in third place but qualification is still a possibility.
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