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

A Great Achievement By Shialou

NICOSIA, 4 June 2009 - In a span of an hour, Antroula Shialou won her second gold medal in the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe. After claiming first place in the 400m. hurdles earlier today, the 36 year old athlete also won the 400m. race. Hafdis Singurdardottir from Iceland claimed second place and silver while Cypriot Julia Christodoulou took bronze.

Panikos Kyprianou from Cyprus took gold at 3.000m. steeplechase men, after overcoming his opponents in the last 200 meters. Baazin and Adli, both from Monaco, took silver and bronze.

Stefanos Hatzinikolaou of Cyprus won the 400m. event with a time of 48.46 with James Dalfonso of Malta taking second place and Ivano Bucci from San Marino winning bronze.

Marianna Zachariadi took gold at womenís pole vault with 4.00m. Stephanie Vieillevoye from Luxemburg with 3.60m. finished second while Maria Aristotelous with 3.20m. claimed bronze.

Alexandros Stavridis gave Cyprus their ninth gold medal at the 110m. hurdles race.

The dayís most interesting battle took place at the womenís long jump. Nektaria Panagi of Cyprus won gold, after jumping at 6.05m., passing Icelandís Ingasdottir who reached 5.97m. at the second jump.  Panagiís gold was Cyprusí tenth gold of the day at the track and field events. Irini Charalambous took the bronze medal after jumping at 5.87m.

The president of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the president of the World Shooting Federation Unni Nicolaysen, the Cypriot ministers of Education and Tourism, Andreas Dimitriou and Antonis Paschalidis respectively, as well as the president of the Cypriot Olympic Committee Ouranios Ioannidis watched the track and field events. The western tier was full with 1700 spectators.

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