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Top three finish for Faroe Islands at Island Games

Island Games: The Faroe Islands came third in the medals table at Gibraltar 2019.

In all, the Faroese team amassed 22 golds, 11 silvers and 27 bronzes, which meant they finished 7 golds behind Isle of Man and 11 golds behind Jersey.

Swimming was the country’s strongest sport with 13 golds, six silvers and eight bronzes.

The 2019 edition of the NatWest International Island Games took place on Gibraltar from Saturday, July 6th to Friday, July 12th, with over 2500 athletes from 24 islands contesting 14 different sports.

Held every 2 years, the multi-national event sees competitors from island countries such as Jersey, Isle of Man, Shetland, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and the Isle of Wright, among many others. A total of twenty-seven islands or island groups have participated in the Island Games; eleven of these have participated in every Island Games.

Image credits: Sverri Egholm, Portal.fo
Picture: Faroese runner Rebekka Fuglø

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