Victories For Iceland, Cyprus And Luxembourg
LIMASSOL, 3 June 2009 -
Iceland, Cyprus and Luxembourg all had their moments
during the third day of swimming events (Wednesday June
3) at the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.
Iceland claimed four
gold medals while Cyprus and Luxembourg each claimed
three gold medals at the Limassol Swimming Pool.
Iceland secured its
medals in the finals in the 4x200m womenís freestyle
setting a new GSSE record (8: 33.25) as well as in the
4x200 menís freestyle.
claimed five silver and three bronze medals.
Cyprus claimed three
gold medals, one silver and three bronze. Anna Stylianou
won first place in the womenís 400m freestyle setting a
new GSSE record (4: 39.33). Anna Schoholeva also set a
new record in womenís 100m butterfly (1:01.00) as did
Alexandre Bakhtiarov in the menís 100m butterfly.
Cyprusí menís team
claimed a silver medal in the 4x200 freestyle while
bronze medals were claimed by Marios Panayi in the menís
100m backstroke, Christoforou Anastasia in the womenís
100m breaststroke, and the womenís team in the 4x200
Sarah Rolko, from
Luxembourg, won first place in the womenís 100m
breaststroke marking a new record with 1:03.32, while
the star of the day, Rafael Stacchiotti, also from
Luxembourg, claimed another gold medal while also
setting a new GSSE record with 57.05. Stacchioti also
came first in the 400m freestyle and has so far
accumulated five gold medals.
Hrafnhildur from Iceland claimed a gold medal in womenís
100m breaststroke setting a new record with (1:11.21).
Jacob Johann, also from Iceland won first place in menís
breast stroke with a new record of (1:02.75).