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Isle of Man wins five more golds at Island Games

Manx archer Aalin George
Archer Aalin George won gold in the single fita competition

The Isle of Man team won five gold medals on day two of the Island Games to take their tally to eight.

The shooting team won gold on the Isle of Wight in the men's universal trench and the women's ISSF 50m prone smallbore rifle.

There was further Manx success in archery, swimming and on the track.

Two days into the six-day event, the Isle of Man are sitting second in the medals table behind Guernsey and just ahead of the host island.

The men's shooting pairing of Neil Parsons and Philip Ward won the day's first gold in the universal trench, before Rachel Glover and Laura Ward added a second in the women's ISSF 50m prone smallbore rifle.

Archer Aalin George set two Games records on the way to gold in the single fita competition, in which the island's Sarah Rigby finished third.

The day got even better for the Manx team when swimmer Charlotte Atkinson won gold in the women's 400m individual medley, while on the track Keith Gerrard took a commanding victory in the men's 5,000m.

There was further success for the women's team in the pool with Laura Kinley claiming silver in the 50m breaststroke and Poppy Evans taking the bronze.

Men's shooters Jake Keeling, Martin Kneen and Kevin Oates added silver in the team sporting event and the Manx women's ISSF 10m air rifle team of Rachel Glover and Laura Ward added a bronze.

Elsewhere, Jacqui Fletcher won bronze in the women's individual mountain bike criterium race behind Guernsey's Ann Bowditch and there were further bronze medals for both men's and women's tennis teams.

The island's football teams both made it two wins out of two, with the men beating the Falkland Islands 5-0 while the women triumphed over Greenland 3-1.



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