Seventh heaven

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The Sarnians took five gold medals in a great night on the track to keep Jersey second, trailing by four golds.

Hats off to the Guernsey team, but the Jersey competitors were the talk of the pool again after smashing seven Island Games records in two days of swimming competition.

In a night that had lows as well as highs, Jersey swimmers took three golds, two silvers and a bronze to underline the Island’s superiority in the pool.

Simon Le Couilliard again broke two records, one individually in the 100m butterfly – which he had already broken in the qualifying heat – and one in the men’s 50m freestyle relay.

The girls also took silver in their 50m medley relay.

Other sports also played their part in fuelling Jersey’s medal drive, with archer Karen Daw hitting gold and Heath Perrett denied the same only on a countback, while air rifle shooters Scott Douglas and David Turner were the golden boys in the men’s pairs in Brae yesterday afternoon.

But more than just gold was gleaming last night, because there was a well-earned silver for injured hammer thrower Michelle Ryan and Jersey’s volleyball ladies look set for a medal after finishing second in their group.

A super set of results means they now face the Faroe Islands in the semi-final this afternoon.

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