And Iceland In Command
LIMASSOL, 2 June
The opening day for the swimming events
developed was a successful one for Luxembourg as the
to secure four gold medals and four bronze at the
Limassol Swimming Pool.
Iceland came in second with an equally impressive haul
of three golds, three silvers and one bronze whilst
third place Cyprus took three silvers and one bronze
In the 200m backstroke,
Luxembourg’s Sarah Rolki – who was favourite going into
the Games - delivered the goods as she sealed the gold
with second place going to Johanna Gerda of Iceland and
Luxembourg also taking third place through Dana Gales.
In the Men’s event, Rafael
Stacchiotti finished ahead of Iceland’s David Hildiberg
Adalsteinson to secure another gold for Luxembourg
whilst Cyprus’ Yiannis Zinonos came in third.
In the 200m butterfly event
for women, San Marino’s Simona Muccioli easily sailed to
first place ahead of Cyprus’ Anna Schoholeva with Julia
Hassler taking the bronze medal for Liechtenstein.
In the men’s event,
Iceland’s Sindri Thor won the gold medal followed by
Hocin Constantine Haciane of Andorra. San Marino’s
Pietro Paolo finished third to take the bronze.
In the 100m freestyle event
for women, Ragnheidur Ragnarsdottir of Iceland finished
ahead of Cyprus’ Anna Stylianou whilst third place was
claimed by Christine Mailliet of Luxembourg. In the
men’s event, Stacchiotti continued Luxembourg’s dominant
day with another gold medal with Cyprus’ Alexandre
Bakhtiarov finishing second ahead of Arni Mar Arnason of
In the women’s 200m
individual medley, Iceland’s Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir
took first spot with her compatriot Erla Dogg
coming in second and Simona Muccioli of San Marino
ending third. In the men’s event, Stacchiotti of
Luxembourg was once again on top finishing ahead of
Andorra’s Haciane whilst the bronze went to Sebastian