Chris Estwanik Wins Gold Medal In Island Games

June 28, 2015

Chris Estwanik has captured the gold medal in the half marathon in the 2015 NatWest Island Games in Jersey; celebrating his win by running a victory lap of the track with his two young children while flying the Bermudian flag.

Estwanik, who defeated Olympian Lee Merrien and defending champion Kevin Loundes to win the race in a time of 67:16 earlier today [June 28], will also see action in the 5000m and 10000m later this week.

Tweet from the official Island Games announcing Estwanik as the winner of the first gold of the Games

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Speaking after the race, Estwanik said: “It was a very challenging course, tough conditions and strong competition. I’d like to congratulate all the other competitors. I’m looking forward to a great Games this week.”

Also in action was Ryan Wilson who finished 25th, while in the ladies half marathon, Deon Breary finished 10th clocking a time of 1:28.46, Rose-Anna Hoey finished 13th clocking 1:30.55 and Victoria Fiddick finished 15th with a time of 1:32.32.

The Island Games sees athletes from 24 islands compete in up to 14 sports, and today is the first day of competition, with Estwanik’s medal the first medal won by Bermuda.

Update 5.27pm: Photo of Estwanik on the podium collecting his gold medal today in Jersey

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  1. NO MORE WAR says:

    Well done.

  2. Congratulation Chris, “u-de-man-bie’!”

  3. WhistleBlower says:

    Well done. Congratulations

  4. Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

    ~applause~ Well done, Chris!

  5. Clear View says:

    Well done Estwanik! Go Team Bermuda!!!

  6. jt says:

    Great athlete and role model. Well done!

  7. D says:

    Congratz

  8. larry says:

    Congrats! Well done!

  9. Legalgal says:

    Well done, Chris. Lee Merien is no pushover and that course is tough! Is there any tv or video coverage of the Island Games over here?

  10. Bermy girl says:

    Congrats Chris! You have done Bermuda proud!

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