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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Aquatic 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.

Additionally Iceland 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 freestyle. 

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.

Luthersdottir 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).

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