2009 Island Games - update #1
After the 3rd day of competition at the Island Games
in Åland, Bermuda have picked up one gold, one silver and a solitary bronze medal. A gymnastics gold going to the women's floor and vault team
. However the total of 3 medals is a long way behind medal leader the Faroe Islands, minnows in world football the Danish Kingdom maybe but so far they have won 38 medals, including 10 swimming golds.
Jersey join the Faroe's way ahead in the medals table
with 31 medals, also including a big scoop of the swimming golds. Bermudian Jeneko Lottimore Place
did win silver in the men's 200m (understandably 2.35 seconds slower than record holder Usain Bolt!), although track and field does start rather more in earnest tomorrow.
Even Sark, with a population of 650 won a silver today in the men's automatic ball trap.... frankly I never thought I would write those four words together in one sentence!
Anyway, also progressing is the football, Basketball, where Bermuda look a good bet for the gold, volleyball and golf, and if with more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world, if Bermuda can't bring a medal home then something is seriously wrong!