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Butterfield wins second silver in Gotland

Almost there: Butterfield finishes runner-up to Lesbirel, of Guernsey, in the 200 metres at the NatWest Island Games in Gotland (Photograph courtesy of Bermuda Island Games Association)

Taahira Butterfield scooped a silver medal for Bermuda in the 200 metres at the NatWest Island Games in Gotland, Sweden, yesterday.

Butterfield added to the silver she won in the 100 on Monday, posting a time of 24.92sec. Hannah Lesbirel, of Guernsey, was first in 24.69.

Bermuda have now won nine silver and four bronze medals at the biennial event at the large Swedish island in the Baltic Sea.

Gavin Manders and David Thomas reached the final of the men’s doubles semi-finals after a tough battle against Patrick Ogier and Nico Robinson, of Guernsey, winning 6-3, 1-6, 1-0.

Manders and Thomas had earlier defeated Benjamin Brading and Michael Foulkes, of Isle of Wight, 7-5, 6-1 in the quarters.

Sam Butler and Jovan Jordan-Whitter lost to Kert Kilumets and Priit Suluste, of Saaremaa, 6-3, 6-3 in their men’s doubles quarters.

Butler won the senior plate tennis final after defeating Otto Byman, of Aland, 6-3, 6-3, having edged past David Riera Pons, of Menorca, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Jordan-Whitter claimed the junior plate final with a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Cayman Island’s Daniel Reid. Jordan-Whitter had earlier beaten Johan Valverde, of Gibraltar, 6-2, 6-3 in the semis.

Jarryd Dillas is eighth heading into today’s final round of the men’s individual golf final after shooting a combined total of 231.

Dillas, James Campbell, Will Haddrell and Mark Phillips are fifth after three rounds of the team event with a score of 710.

In the ladies individual event, Elizabeth Parsons is fourth with a total of 252 followed by team-mate Tariqah Walikraam in eighth (259).

Deshi Smith and Adam Kirk both competed in the men’s individual mountain bike criterium yesterday, Kirk placing 22nd and Smith 30th.

Bermuda men’s volleyball team placed seventh after a pair of wins yesterday, defeating Cayman Island 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 and Guernsey 25-18, 25-17, 25-19.

The women’s team won their final game against Jersey 25-17, 25, 17, 17-25, 25-8 to finish fifth.

In beach volleyball, Bermuda are ninth, with Ian Bucci and Kazimierz Orlowski completing a double over Isle of Wight’s James and Michael Travers, 21-8, 21-4 and 21-15, 21-14.

Bermuda’s archery team of Robert O’Conner and Bernard Wade III lost on countback to Orkney after their round of 16 match finished 4-4.