The 2017 Natwest Island Games have now passed the halfway point, and as we write it’s Team Isle of Man sitting atop the medals table.

Nearly 300 medals have been won already – with the top four of  Isle of Man, Faroe IslandsGuernsey and Team Jersey collecting 50, 41, 43 and 47 respectively. Isle of Man’s impressive haul of 17 gold medals sees them top of the table at the time of writing, with hosts Gotland in 5th place on 24 medals and Isle of Wight completing the top 6.

Teams at the games resplendent in KUDOS kit include Jersey, Guernsey, Falklands, Gibraltar, Isle of Wight, Orkney and the medal table leaders the Isle of Man – and a whole of athletes are doing themselves, and us, proud.

Jersey clean up in the triathlon

Jersey have dominated the triathlon by taking two individual titles – Jo Gorrod took the women’s gold on the streets of Visby, Gotland’s capital, before Dan Halksworth took the men’s event, defending the title he won on home soil at Jersey 2015.

Gorrod finished just inside the two-hour mark (1:59.43), in tough conditions.

It was tough. There were big waves, you were catching a few. It felt great going out on the bike, you had the wind behind you but you had to tackle it on the way back. Jo Gorrod, triathlon gold medallist

Team Jersey also triumphed in the men’s overall team gold and overall women’s team title in triathlon.

Shooting medals galore

Guernsey tasted gold on Sunday as Matthew Guille and Lee Roussel took the the NSRA 100 Yards Prone Rifle men’s team title, while Jersey’s Sarah Campion and Susan De Gruchy clinched gold in the women’s event. Meanwhile in the 10m Air Rifle team event, Jersey’s flag-bearer David Turner won a silver medal with teammate Jonathan Bouchard.

Team Isle of Wight are enjoying the Games so far, especially sisters Imogen and Shelley Moss who have claimed three shooting golds. Daniel Eckersley, also of Team IoW, stormed to victory in the 3000m Steeplechase and he goes in the 5000m today (Wednesday) looking to make it a double triumph.

Guernsey archery joy

Guernsey Team Manager Steve Yates confidently told the media ahead of the games that his charges would at least equal their record of 8 archery medals from the Jersey games – and on day one alone, that target was almost met. They claimed a superb 7 medals – including individual gold for Lisa Gray in the recurve, as well as team recurve gold. Not content with golds, Lisa set a host of new records too.

You can keep up to date with all the results here – and we’ll be back soon with another update from Gotland.

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