Stopping Iceland And Stacchiotti
5 June 2009
- The final day of swimming belonged to Iceland as the
Nordic nation secured wins in four of the six events
whilst the remaining two golds were shared between
Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
wasn't only Iceland stealing the show at the Limassol
Swimming Pool but also Luxembourg’s boy wonder Raphael
Stacchiotti who rounded off his remarkable performances
at the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe with a
seventh gold medal.
17-year-old sensation, who has so far been the star of
the games, capped off a brilliant last few days with the
gold in the 400m medley securing a new games record in
the process with his time of 4.28.78.
place went to Hocine Constantin Haciane of Andorra who
finished on 4.35.77 with Iceland’s Jakob Johann
Sveinsson taking third place and the bronze medal with
800m women’s event, Julia Hassler of Liechtenstein took
the gold with a new games record of 8.52.18 with Cyprus’
Anna Stylianou finishing second with 9.08.63. Sigrun Bra
Sverissdottir of Iceland came in third with 9.15.67 to
take the bronze medal.
1,500m men’s event, Iceland’s Thor Sindri Jakobsson
prevailed with a time of 16.17.74, with San Marino’s
Nicolini Emanuele taking second place and the silver
medal with 16.27.29 and Cyprus’ Marios Papagiannopoulos
coming in third with 16.28.45.
400m women’s medley event, Elin Inga Cryer of Iceland
raced to first place to claim the gold with a time of
5.03.56 which was also a new games record with
Liechtenstein’s Julia Hassler claiming the silver medal
with 5.05.82 and Simona Muccioli taking the bronze medal
with a time of 5.09.45.
4x100m women’s freestyle event, the Iceland relay team
took the gold medal with a time of 3.52.06 for a new
games record whilst second place and the silver went to
Luxembourg. Cyprus took third place after finishing with
a time of 4.03.57.
4x100m men’s freestyle event, Iceland was again the
winner with a time of 3.28.80 with Monaco taking the
silver medal with 3.32.49 and Cyprus taking third place
and the bronze medal after finishing with a time of