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Cyprus tops medal table at Malta games

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Cyprus heads the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) medal table in Malta after securing 11 gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals.

The most gold medals — seven – were achieved in Judo, with one silver and six bronze, bringing smiles to the Cypriot team.

George Balarjishvili won gold in the 66kg category, Sofia Asvesta also won gold in the 52kg category and Kyprianos Andreou in the 73kg category.

Earlier, Petros Christodoulides won gold in the 60kg category.

In the 100+kg category, Yiannis Antoniou ranked first, and so did Aristos Michael at -90kg.

George Krasouniotakis also won gold in the 100kg category.

Six athletes got bronze, namely Maria Kyprianou at 48kg, Adamantia Christodoulides at 52kg, Panagiotis Siakos at 73kg, Diana Demetriou at 63kg, Petros Kesov at 81kg and Odysseas Georgakis at 81Kg.

In Swimming, Cyprus won three golds, two silvers and one bronze medal.

In the women’s 100m freestyle, Kalia Antoniou won the gold medal with a time of 54.86, and Anna Hadjiloizou, with 55.29, secured bronze.

And in the men’s 100m freestyle, Nikolas Antoniou won gold with a time of 50.27 and silver in the 200m backstroke.

Agathi Manoli secured gold In the women’s 200m butterfly, while Christina Agiomamitou, Anna Hadjiloizou, Chrysoula Karamanou and Kalia Antoniou won silver in the women’s 4X100 relay.

Cyprus has won a gold medal, five silver and a bronze in track and field.

Emilia Kolokotroni won the gold medal in the hammer throw with 63.17m, while Valentina Savva won silver with 62.97m.

In the men’s 100m, Stavros Avgoustinou won silver with 10.63, and George Koniarakis won silver in the discus with a throw of 56.44m.

In the Women’s 100m, Olivia Fotopoulou won the silver medal at 11.36, and Pantelitsa Charalambous secured Cyprus the silver in the women’s long jump with 6.02m.

Andrea Vasou won silver in the pole vault with a 3.06m jump.