Island Games 2015: Jersey's Holmes wins fourth shooting gold

Nicola Holmes
Holmes trailed her team-mate heading into the penultimate round but overturned the deficit

Jersey shooter Nicola Holmes picked up her fourth gold medal of the Island Games in the 10m air pistol event, with team-mate Mary Norman taking silver.

The pair finished comfortably ahead of the rest of the field at the Maillard Memorial Range.

Holmes and Norman have already teamed up to win two golds at the Games, while Holmes also finished first in the individual 25m event.

Guernsey's Nikki Trebert finished fourth overall.

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Jersey's decorated duo have had previous success as they clinched the first gold of the 2011 Games.

There were a whole raft of other medals for the hosts in a sport which they have dominated this week.

Mark Littleton broke an Island Games record on his way to winning the 1500 PPC gold medal, with fellow Jerseyman Francis Devonald taking bronze.

Francis Devonald (left) and Mark Littleton
Francis Devonald (left) and Mark Littleton added to the golds they won together earlier this week

In the English skeet individual event Mark Andrews beat team-mate Ian Barette to gold after they had finished the five rounds on the same points.

Andrew Chapman took top honours in the 100 yards prone rifle event, finishing ahead of Gibraltar's Wayne Piri by virtue of count back on the last card.

In the team standard division there was joy for Tobias Cabaret and James Daly, who eased to the gold medal.

Cabaret also took silver in the individual equivalent, while his brother Alain Cabaret snatched third place in the open division and second alongside Michael Nolan in the team event.

In the 25m black powder revolver event, Michael Radcliffe clinched two more medals for the hosts.

He teamed up with Littleton to win silver in the team event with Jersey finishing joint second along with Aland.

In the individual version, Radcliffe did enough to take home bronze.

Amongst all the Jersey shooting success, Guernsey pair Eric De Saumarez and Jacek Hanca joined forces to claim third in the 25m Centrefire event.

Pertegas Melia wins early windsurfing medals

Island Games windsurfing
The final stage of the five-day windsurfing event was postponed

Stephen Pertegas Melia won individual windsurfing gold and team silver for Jersey after a truncated the final day of action.

Unsuitable weather conditions meant medals were awarded with just 12 of the planned 15 races completed.

Jo Robinson, Guernsey's sole female representative in the sport, won team gold and individual bronze.

She was joined by Tim Laine, Sebastian Lovell and Simon Lovell in the winning team, while Jersey's Andrew Hart, Henry Horton and Michael Millar helped Pertegas Melia to silver in the team event.

Jersey archers settle for silver

Jersey's compound team included Lucy O'Sullivan, who qualified for the GB's European Championships team last year

Host island Jersey lost out in two archery finals, though both the recurve and compound teams came away with silver medals.

In the recurve discipline Karen Barnes, Timothy Bridges, Bjarne Jacobsen, Tadhg Macfirbhisigh, Maria Mitchell and Mark Renouf were beaten to gold by the Isle of Wight.

It was a similar story for the compound team of Daniel D'Orleans, Cliff Graves, Daryl Mavity, Lucy O'Sullivan, Angela Perrett and Heath Perrett, who lost out to the Faroe Islands in the final.

Channel Islands tennis bronze

Natasha Forrest
Forrest is now guaranteed two medals from her home Island Games

Jersey's Natasha Forrest and Eva Hurst have claim bronze in the Women's doubles while Jeremy Cross and Stuart Parker were third in the men's doubles.

In the women's singles it was bronze for Forrest and in the men's Guernsey's Patrick Ogier and Jersey's Parker both took bronze.

In the beach Volleyball, Jersey's men's team of Berislav Bobus and Ruben Viera claimed bronze in a two set win against the Cayman Islands.

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