Hilda Luthersdottir Breaks Another Record at Small States Games

Photo Courtesy: Peter H.Bick

Hilda Lùthersdóttir is heating up in her native Iceland at the 16th Games of the Small States of Europe. Last night, she opened the meet with a Small States record in the women’s 200-meter IM, and she added another meet record to her tally tonight in Reykjavik.

The Florida Gator demolished her meet record time of 2:31.28 in the women’s 200-meter breast. Lùtherdòttir’s 2:25.39 was simply untouchable. The nearest finisher, Theresa Banzer, took second with a 2:37.87. Icelandic upstart Karin Arngeirsdottir finished third with a 2:41.91.

Eyglo Osk Gustafdòttir added another victory under her belt in the women’s 100-meter back. She broke her own meet record, which stood at a 1:02.89, with a 1:01.20. Ingibjoerg Kristin Jonsdottir swam a 1:03.84 to get second, while Julie Meynen finished third in 1:05.42.

In the women’s 400-meter free, Liechtenstein’s Julia Hassler set a new meet record with her 4:14.32. The original record, set by Anna Styliano, stood at 4:16.64. Hassler, who holds a number of national records, never surrendered her lead over second-place finisher Monique Olivier (4:16.74). Inga Elin Cryer wound up third with a 4:24.07.

Johanna Gerda Gustafsdottir bested Anna Schoholeva’s 1:01.00 meet record in the women’s 100-meter fly with a first-place time of 1:00.91. She narrowly topped her Icelandic teammate Bryndin Run Hansen, who swam a 1:01.10. Hassler took third with a 1:02.93.

Laurent Carnol, who set the 200-meter fly meet record last night, bested his own record in the men’s 200-meter breast. His 2:11.99 was well below the previous mark of 2:14.66. Anton Sveinn McKee was a close second with a 2:12.66. Christoph Martin Meier rounded out the top three with a 2:17.30.

The men’s 100-meter backstroke ended in exciting fashion with Iceland’s Kolbeinn Hrafnkelsson (57.66) winning by the slimmest of margins ahead of Jean-Francois Schneiders (57.67). Kristinn Thorarinsson was a nearby third in 58.21.

Raphael Stacchiotti took the men’s 400-meter free after jumping to an early lead Christoph Martin Meier. Stacchiotti clocked a 3:57.43, while Meier finished with a 4:02.05. Antoine Biver fell to third in 4:04.21.

Later, Stacchiotti added a win in the men’s 100-meter fly with his 54.30. Julien Henx (LUX) took second in 55.12, just edging Malta’s Andrew Chetcuti’s 55.31.

Coverage of the Games of the Small States of Europe continues through Friday.

2015 Small States Europe, Day Two – Results