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