Superiority In The Pool
4 June 2009 - Winning six gold, two silver and two
bronze medals, Iceland simply confirmed its superiority
in the swimming pool on Day 3 of the XIII Games of the
Small States of Europe. Cyprus ended up with one gold,
three silver and one bronze, while Luxemburg finished
the day with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
Women's 50m Freestyle, Iceland's Ragnheidur
Ragnarsdottir was first with 25.62 (a new GSSE record).
Her compatriot Mar Arni Arnason won the men's category
(22.87), also with a new GSSE record.
Swimmers from Iceland were also the ones celebrating
after 200m Breaststroke. Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir won
the women's category (2:32.29, new GSSE record), while
Johann Jakob Sveinsson won the men's race (2:16.34).
Women's 200m Freestyle, Cypriot Anna Stylianou won her
second personal gold medal and set a new GSSE record
(2:02.28). In the men, Luxembourg's Raphael Stacchioti
won his sixth personal gold in the current
Games--something nobody else has achieved yet.
Finally, Iceland won both 4x100 medley events. The men
secured the gold medal with 3:49.99, while the women's
team set a new GSSE record (4:15.26).