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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Track & Field Starts With Two Games Records

NICOSIA, 6 June 2009 - Two Games records were the highlights of the opening half of the third and last day of the Track and Field events at the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.

Cyprus' Froso Baurda took gold in the Women's 100m Hurdles event with a time of 13.25 (Games and Pancyprian record) while in the same event Xenia Erodotou of Cyprus took silver and Kim Reuland claimed the bronze.

The second Games record was broken by Cyprus' Eleni Artymata in the Women's 200m event. Artymata covered the distance in a time of 23.34. Second was Cypriot Ramona Papaioannou and third Hrafnhild Eir Hermodsdot from Iceland.

The 200m men's race was again claimed by Cyprus, with Stefanos Hajinikolaou taking gold with a personal best of 21.35. Malta's Nicolai Portelli finished second and Cyprus' Andreas Paphitis took bronze.

Cyprus claimed gold in the men's shot put as well, with Giorgos Aresti winning with a throw at 18.14m. Bjorn Thorsteinsson and Jon Asgrimsson, both from Iceland, took silver and bronze respectively.

Luxembourg's Mike Schumacher won the gold medal in the 1500m event with a personal best of 3:52.24. The same athlete had won gold in the 800m race last Tuesday. Second place in the 1500m race went to Christian Thielen from Luxemburg and bronze to Cyprus' Alexandros Kalogerogian.

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