San Marino, May 31, 2017 – Many titles awarded among the various venues of the Republic, in this warm afternoon of late May.
SHOOTING – At GSSE, shooting is still white and blue! The sammarinese tradition continues, thanks to Manuel Mancini, who ended in front of everyone in the finals of the male trap (with a score of 43), climbing the highest step of the podium. Another great medal comes from Gian Marco Berti, bronze for him with a score of 28. The Maltese Francis Pace, who fought hard, deserved the silver medal between the two local shooters, with a score of 39.
BOULES – In women’s petanque, gold for Luxembourg’s Nadia Fiorentini, who faced Monegasque Marie-Laure Sanna in the final, winning for 13-8. Bronze medal also came to the Grimaldi Principality, thanks to the victory of Aline Monge on the other Luxembourg, Monique Jovanovic-Rassel, again for 13-8. Another medal, this time of gold, for Monaco, in men’s petanque. Cincinnato Martini, victorious on Luxembourg’s Claudio Contardi: 12-11 the final result. In Andorra’s derby for bronze medal, Frederic Breton Martin prevailed over Bruno Santmann Gabarron, 13-11.
JUDO – Very busy day for judo, with so many titles assigned, starting from male categories. Up to 60 kg, gold for Yann Siccardi (Monaco), silver for Christos Skouroumounis (Cyprus), Bronze for Rodney Zammit (Malta). Up to 66kg, triumph for Tom Schimt (Luxembourg), ahead of Benjamin Scariot (Monaco) and Jusuf Nurkovic (Montenegro). In category up to 100 kg, Danilo Pantic (Montenegro) won the gold, facing Valentin Knobloch (Luxembourg) and Grimur Ivarsson (Iceland). In the category over 100 kg, Thormodur Arni Jonsson (Iceland) got the first place, while silver medal went to Panagiotis Kyriakou (Cyprus), and bronze to Nick Kunnert (Iceland). Among the female categories, the title for athletes under 52kg went to Elma Licina (Montenegro), while silver was won by Kim Eiden (Luxembourg). Bronze finally for Yamina Sara Alla (Monaco). In category up to 57 kg gold in Manon Durbach (Luxembourg), silver to Judith Biedermann (Liechtenstein) and bronze to Asta Lovisa Arnorsdottir (Iceland). Up to 63 kg, Ivana Sunjevic (Montenegro) won the gold medal, while Taylor King (Luxembourg) won silver one. Bronze for Lia Povedano Ruiz (Andorra). In category up to 70 kg, gold for Lynn Mossong (Luxembourg), silver for Laura Salles Lopez (Andorra), and bronze for Jovana Pekovic (Montenegro).
BASKET – Victory of the boys of Cyprus against Luxembourg, in a very fought match, and ended with the result of 74-70 for the islanders. A net route for the girls of Malta, working on Iceland after the win in the opening match. For reds, a round success: 68-49.
VOLLEY – Luxembourg dominates the challenge against Iceland, among men. Round 3-0, with partial 25-21, 25-19 and 25-14. The women’s tournament is more uncertain, where the girls in Cyprus are only forced into the fifth set on Luxembourg. Partial: 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 25-11, 15-13. Malta wins the challenge with Liechtenstein, 3-1 with partial 25-15, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, waiting for the two domestic games. San Marino will be under the net first against Cyprus, for men’s tournament, and then against Iceland for women’s tournament.
TABLE TENNIS – Team medals come in for tennis, with team trials. The semi-finals of the women’s tournament, which began in the morning, ended with the successes of Malta (3-1 in Montenegro) and Luxembourg (3-0 in San Marino). For the local girls it was a bronze medal, like Montenegrin girls. Bronze also the Sammarinesis boys, defeated in the semifinals by the Monaco team for 3-0. The Monegaschi will oppose to Luxembourgers, who won 3-2 in the challenge against Montenegro.
SWIMMING – Another triumph for Luxembourg’s Raphael Stacchiotti, winning in the 100 meters backstroke final, 56.61 his time. On finish line, he was ahead of Cyprus’ Filippos Iakovidis, silver medalist at 57.37, while bronze medal went to Iceland’s David Hildberg Adalsteinsson, third at 57.50.