22nd May 2018
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Island games: Woods wins bronze in javelin

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In the athletics at the Fairway Sports Centre, Shetland’s Inga Woods won the bronze medal in the javelin with a throw of 31.30m tonight.

Meanwhile, Haydn Thomason came eighth in the final of the men’s 200m in 22.84, improving his time from his semi-final earlier today in which he came fourth ahead of Alasdair Summers of the Western Isles and James Flett and Thomas Newton from Orkney.

Fellow sprinter Faye Richardson came eighth in the final of the women’s 100m, shaving 0.3 seconds off her semi-final time of 12.93, while Megan Smith was eighth in her semi-final.

Emma Leask qualified for the final of the 400m in a time of 58.38, which secured her third place in her semi-final. Katie Bristow came 10th in the 1,500m final in 4.49.35.

Joshua Morrison missed out on the final of the men’s 800m, coming sixth in his semi-final today, less than a third of a second behind the third placed runner. He was first yesterday in his heat. Alan Williamson was eighth in the same semi-final, having been fifth in his heat yesterday.

On Sunday Eilidh Peterson was sixth in the women’s triple jump final with a distance of 10.63.

Also on Sunday, Karl Simpson and Russell Gair were eighth in the men’s half marathon team race, having secured 17th and 18th places individually, Karl in a time of 1.20.18 and Russell in 1.21.47.

In the women’s event Charlotte Black, who was 12th in the individual event in a time of 1.33.24, and Karen Fraser, who came in 14th in 1.36.05, were fifth in the team race.

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