January 23, 2022

Isle of Man finish top of medals table as Island Games conclude with second gold for [Cayman Islands’] Morgan/Cayman finish 10th

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Carl Morgan from the Cayman Islands won the gold medal in the triple jump on the final day of competition at the 2017 Island Games in Gotland to secure his third medal of the event.

Morgan  jumped a distance of 14.69 metres to win his second gold medal of the Games.

The 30-year-old formed part of the 4×100 metres relay team that were victorious earlier this week while he also took individual long jump silver medal.

Tórur Mortensen of the Faroe Islands finished in second place on 14.49m and Andreas Henriksson completed the podium with a best jump of 13.87m.

Gibraltar’s Harvey Dixon won the men’s 1500m title.

He crossed the line in 3min 48.71sec to finish comfortably in first place.

Following seven seconds behind was Samuel Maher of Jersey in 3:55.78, with the bronze medal going to another Gibraltar athlete, Cameron Payas, in 3:57.36.

The Faroe Islands’ Rebekka Fuglø was fastest in the women’s 800m in 2:14.40.

She finished over a second quicker than Emma Leask of the Shetlands Islands, second in 2:15.42.

The bronze medal went to Jersey’s Gemma Dawkins in a time of 2:16.25.

Jersey’s Mark Constable claimed the men’s singles badminton title.

He defeated Jordan Trebet of Guernsey in the final 21-14, 21-6.

The women’s crown was won by the Isle of Man’s Jessica Li after she came back from a set down to overcome Greenland’s Sara Lindskov Jacobsen 17-21, 21-19, 21-17.

In basketball, the Cayman Islands snatched the men’s title with a narrow 82-80 win over Gibraltar in today’s gold medal match.

Menorca proved strongest in the women’s event as they overcame the hosts Gotland 76-51 to secure the gold.

Stuart Parker of Jersey recorded a straight-sets 6-0, 6-2 win over Guernsey’s Patrick Ogier to win the men’s tennis title.

The women’s gold was also won in straight sets after Menorca’s Gemma Negre-Sanchez beat Laura Feely of the Isle of Man 7-5, 6-1.

The Games concluded this evening with a Closing Ceremony.

The Isle of Man finished top of the medals table with 101 in total, including 39 golds, 36 silvers and 26 bronzes.

Faroe Islands finished second with 87 while Jersey took third on 85.

The next Island Games are due to take place in Gibraltar in 2019.

For more on this story go to; http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1052186/isle-of-man-finish-top-of-medals-table-as-island-games-conclude-with-second-gold-for-morgan

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