Mar 13 - Gibraltar Under 17 Netball Win Gold in European Championships
The Gibraltar Netball under 17 team won Gold at the Netball European Championships held in Malta last weekend. Commenting on the feat, Minister for Sport Steven Linares congratulated the team, claiming that they had all once again, excelled themselves and made Gibraltar proud.
Feb 05 - Ministers Send Congratulations to Special Olympics Gibraltar Team
The hockey team, playing for the Gibraltar Special Olympics group in the World Winter Games this week qualified for bronze in the second division, giving them an overall score of sixth for the whole competition. The closing ceremony took place this afternoon.
Ministers Linares and Sacramento today sent their congratulations to the team on behalf of achieving such huge success. The added how proud they were of the team.
The Special Olympics Gibraltar Team picked up a further medal at the World Winter Games last week. Sally Ann Mauro took Bronze in the 200 metres show shoeing event and the Unified Floor Hockey Team took Bronze in the Floor Hockey Finals. The team will return to Gibraltar on Thursday afternoon.
John Saunders reports: Nikita Vitiugov, from St Petersburg in Russia, won the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters title at the Caleta Hotel on Thursday after a pulsating play-off final against three times winner and reigning champion Nigel Short of England. Four players – the above two, plus Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and Chanda Sandipan of India – tied for first place on 8/10 after ten rounds of the tournament, necessitating a knock-out play-off to decide the winner of the £20,000 first prize.
Short beat Vachier-Lagrave and Vitiugov beat Sandipan in the two-game rapidplay play-off semi-finals. The final match between Vitiugov and Short was a thriller. The Russian, who will turn 26 in four days’ time, showed amazing coolness under pressure as he played out most of a 104-move game with only seconds available for each move, before finding a clever tactical trick to finish the game. In the second game Vitugov kept his opponent at bay for a draw which clinched the match 1½-½.