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Guernsey at Delhi 2010: Day Five round-up

Tom Hollingsworth in the 200m individual medley in the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Hollingsworth broke the island record for the 200m individual medley

Guernsey swimmer Tom Hollingsworth smashed the island record for the 200m individual medley in his heat at the Commonwealth Games.

He broke the old record by two seconds, finishing in 2 minutes, 5.9 seconds and - as the 14th fastest overall - only just failed to make the final.

Also in the pool, Ian Hurbert set a new personal best in the 50m freestyle.

Guernsey had two entrants in swimming's blue riband event with Ben Lowndes also having an excellent heat.

Guernsey's men's table tennis players have bowed out of the team event, losing by the narrowest of margins against Mauritius to finish 14th overall out of 26 nations.

The trio of Gary Dodd, Olly Langlois and Matt Stubbington performed beyond their expectations throughout the week.

Swimming at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games

Highlights of day five in Delhi

Team manager Derek Webb was full of praise for his players, describing it as a cracking match to end a cracking week.

He said Dodd in particular was superb, winning both his matches and coming from two sets down in the second against the Mauritius number one to win 3-2.

This performance set up a nail-biting last rubber between Olly Langlois and the Mauritius number two. Every set was close but Langlois lost 3-0.

With just one group match to play, the Guernsey men's triples bowls team are still in with a chance of a Commonwealth Games medal.

After beating Botswana and losing to Kenya, the trio of Garry Collins, Dan De La Mare and Gary Pitschou must beat Norfolk Island on Saturday to remain in contention for a semi-final place.

Tom Druce (far right) in the 400m at Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games
Druce has suffered from a string of injuries in the run up to the games

The Guernsey pairs teams of Don Batiste and Ian Merrien, and Gwen De La Mare and Lucy Beere cannot progress into the finals.

Zephanie Curgenven missed out on the squash consolation plate prize after losing a five-set marathon to India's Anwesha Reddy.

Curgenven said: "I was not playing my own game but I managed to come back in the third and fourth. I guess it was just not good enough in the fifth."

Day Five Results - Friday, 8 October

Aquatics - Swimming
50m freestyle - Ian Hubert set a personal best and won his heat in 25.07 seconds and Ben Lowndes finished in a time of 25.37 seconds, but neither qualified for the final

200m individual medley - Tom Hollingsworth smashed the island record in a time of 2 minutes 5.9 seconds, but as the 14th fastest swimmer did not qualify for the final

Men's 400m semi-finals - Tom Druce came last in his heat of eight in 48.3 seconds

Men's triples - Guernsey beat Botswana on the tie-break but lost to Kenya the same way

Men's pairs - Guernsey beat Samoa and Namibia on the tie-break

Women's pairs - Guernsey lost to both Samoa and Malaysia 2-0


Consolation plate competition final - Zephanie Curgenven lost to Anwesha Reddy (India) 11-5 11-5 5-11 6-11 11-6

Table Tennis

Men's team event - Guernsey lost a tight match 3-2 to Mauritius to finish 14th out of 26 countries

Women's singles - Kay Chivers won 4-0 against Mueena Mohamed (Maldives) and lost 4-3 to Amina Lukaaya (Uganda)
Alice Loveridge won 4-1 against Kavindi Sahabandu (Sri Lanka)
Dawn Morgan won 4-2 against Jaisina Newaj (Mauritius)

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