San Marino, May 30th 2017 – An emotional start for the Games of the Small States of Europe. Two gold medals were given for road cycling: Elise Maes from Luxembourg won women’s race, ahaed of Erla Sigurlaug Sigurdardottir from Iceland, silver medalist, and another racer from Luxembourg, Edi Rees, bronze medalist. Winning sprint for Pit Leyder, in men’s race. The 20 years old athlete from Luxembourg won a though race, few inches ahead the home hero Federico Olei, silver medal for San Marino. Third place for Monaco, thanks to Andrej Petrovski. Great vibes for team sports’ begin. Men’s basketball started with a solid victory for Montenegro, 79-57 against Luxembourg. Women’s volleyball had his first 3-0, Luxembourg on Liechtenstein: 25-23, 25-18, 25-14. Lots of emotions also in swimming. Solid perfomance for Eyglo Osk Gustafdottir from Iceland, winning both 200m breaststroke heat and 100m freestyle heat. Ahead of full medal afternooon: eight titles waiting on the edge of the pool, including both finals of 100 metres freestyle. Eight matches on clay for the two tennis tournaments. Hard fight between Florent Diep, from Monaco, facing Laurent Recourderc, from Andorra. 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for Diep, who is now in the last eight. Two sets were enough for Francesca Curmi, from Malta, winning against Hera Bjork Brynjarsdottir, from Iceland (6-0; 6-2). One win, one loss for San Marino’s athletes: Marco De Rossi got two sets against icelandic Rafn Kumar Bonifacius, 6-3 6-3. Pietro Grassi left clay defeated by Robin Forster from Liechtenstein, 6-3 7-6. Also beach volley started, with great matches. Men’s tournament saw victories for Liechtenstein against Iceland, Cyprus facing Malta and Andorra versus Luxembourg. All matches ended 2-0. Women’s tournament began with victories for Monaco, 2-0 against Luxembourg, and Malta, 2-1 on Iceland.