What a fantastic day for Ynys Môn across the board. The athletics team had a brilliant evening meet with three medals. Ffion Roberts bagged the island’s first gold medal of the 2023 Island Games. Her victory, by over a full second, gave her gold in the women’s 400m. Whilst she was crossing the line, Patrick Harris was competing in the men’s shot putt. Patrick won the silver medal, a step up from his bronze in Gibraltar. Also improving on Gibraltar 2019 was Zach Price who stepped up from 4th to pick up a brilliant bronze medal in the 100m.
Solo Cyclist Picks Up Bronze
Our only cyclist in this year’s Gwenno Hughes picked up a superb bronze medal in the women’s cycling Time Trial. Not considered as her strongest of the three events she’s entered in, she had a cracking ride around the coastal road of Guernsey and finished third. She’ll also compete in the Road Race and Town Criterium later in the week.
Double Win For Footballers
Ynys Môn’s women footballers had a fantastic result beating the hosts 3-2 on their own patch. Bouncing back from a 6-1 defeat on Day 1, the girls fought hard for a win. They started well with a 2-0 lead from Ellie Jones and Jen Cox. Guernsey fought back to make it 2-2 at half time. Coming out for the second half, Ynys Môn looked more up for it. A superb strike Jess Jones proved to be decisive as Ynys Môn came out victors 3-2. The men’s team put their foot on the gas in their second game as they met Falkland Islands. It didn’t start well though as the Falklands took a surprise 1-0 lead. Ynys Môn fought back and ended up comfortable winners 5-1. Other results mean that the men only need a draw against Isle of Man tomorrow to progress to the semi finals, but we now they’ll go for the win.
Badminton Double Win
The team event for badminton drew to a finish today. Day 1 was a difficult day for the team, but when it came to the placing matches, the welsh wonders got two very good victories. They first beat Western Isles 3-0 and then went on to a excellent 3-2 win against Bermuda to secure 13th place out of 17.
Sports Round Up
The sailors continued to battle calm conditions on the water and are still very much in contention. Dom Breen-Turner is in 3rd position after four races. The young swimmers began a busy week of competition in the 50m backstroke; Hywyn Jones and Elliot McCarrick placing 15th and 20th. The shooters had mixed fortunes, with Catriona Duffy coming close to a second medal, finishing in 4th in the Sport Trap Individual Women. The indoor bowling team continued the Triples, this time being on the wrong end of a 25-7 loss to Falkland Islands and a 21-7 loss to Jersey. The basketball continued their group stage with narrow 69-57 loss to Faroe Islands. There were good results in the rest of the athletics too with Eli Jones finishing 4th in the women’s 100m and Teleri Jones getting a PB in the 100m final; Cadi Edwards recording a PB in the javelin final; Cai Jones also scored a PB of 10.91 in the 100m men’s final.