Golden Tuesday for athletes and swimmers at Island Games

The island's swimmers enjoyed plenty of success in the pool at the NatWest Island Games on Tuesday evening (Photo: Dave Norton)

The island's swimmers enjoyed plenty of success in the pool at the NatWest Island Games on Tuesday evening (Photo: Dave Norton)

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The Isle of Man continued to have more success in the pool and athletics with another record-breaking, gold medal-winning session in the NatWest Island Games on Tuesday evening.

The stars of the show were Charlotte Atkinson and Catherine Reid respectively but there were success stories right across the board on what was the hottest day in Jersey for 12 years - and also the hottest in June since records began - at just over 30 degrees.

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Reid, having dominated her 400m semi-final heat the previous evening, recorded another superb victory in the final itself, coasting home in an Island Games record time of 53.39s which was more than four seconds clear of the second-placed runner.

Prior to that success, the athletics session had got off to a scintillating start when Hannah Riley stormed to gold in the women’s 100m hurdles ahead of Jersey’s Claire Lidster. Team-mate Amber Sibbald was fifth.

And there was more success for the Riley family when brother Tom clinched a bronze medal in the men’s 110m hurdles.

The Isle of Man’s medal-laden evening at FB Fields was rounded off by Rachael Franklin who recorded a stunning victory in the women’s 1,500m run, snatching the gold medal by seven 100ths of a second from Western Isles’ Eilidh McKenzie. Isle of Man team-mate Sarah Webster was seventh.

At the Les Quennevais Sports Centre and Playing Fields, Charlotte Atkinson was once again in superb form as she helped herself to two gold medals - including setting a new Island Games record in the 50m butterfly - before helping her team collected silver in the 4x50m freestyle relay.

In the latter she was joined by Amy Kinley, Kazia Whittaker and Laura Kinley, the latter of whom claimed another silver medal, this time in the women’s 200m breaststroke.

There was also joy for Guy Davies in the men’s 50m breaststroke in which he initially finished fourth but was then bumped into third and bronze after the previous third-placed finisher was disqualified.

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