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Six more medals for Team Isle of Wight

July 10th, 2019 by

Six more medals were won by Team Isle of Wight on the third day of competition at the 2019 Island Games.

The Island ended the day fifth in the overall medal table with 15 after a gold and five bronze medals were added to the tally.

In shooting, Matt Reed and Perron Phipps won their second gold of the games with victory in the men’s team 10m pistol event.

Imogen Moss won bronze in the ladies’ standard pistol.

The surprise of the day came at the track, where Mabel Lewis, who was selected to give her Island Games experience, won bronze in the ladies’ 1500m.

Athletics coach Nick Groocock said: “It was an outrageous run by Mabel.

“A medal was not anywhere near the radar for her so to win bronze was an unbelievable achievement.

“I hoped there would be a surprise or two from our team and Mabel absolutely delivered one.

“We’re super proud of her.”

Team Isle of Wight’s youngest competitor, 13-year-old Amelie Haworth, lived up to her potential by winning bronze in the ladies’ squash.

Abi Lacey, pictured, won her second medal of the games with bronze in the 200m individual medley, where just 0.5 seconds separated the top three swimmers.

And in Judo, Ben Maher won the team’s third judo medal by taking bronze in the men’s 100kg event.

Elsewhere, Team Isle of Wight’s basketball team narrowly lost to the Isle of Man 60-53.

The men’s cycling time trials tested Isle of Wight riders, as they had to climb the 426m high Gibraltar rock to finish the race.

George Corbin was first Isle of Wight rider home in 23rd from 48 riders.

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