10th Indian Ocean Islands Games (IOIG), Mauritius July 19-28 | 27 July 2019
Gold for Natasha Chetty in high jump
- Iven Moïse wins 5,000m gold medal
Natasha Chetty has used the 10th Indian Ocean Islands Games to establish herself as the region’s female jumps specialist.
Yesterday during the last day of the track and field athletics competition at the Germain Commarmond Stadium in Bambous, she added the high jump gold medal to her collection after her exploit in the long jump on Thursday, while Iven Moïse won a gold medal in the 5,000m race.
Chetty cleared the bar at 1.70m to finish ahead of Jade Paroix of Reunion who was second with a performance of 1.60m. Her compatriot Marie-Lucie Van Quiet finished third overall with the same performance.
“I’m overwhelmed! This is my first time in the Indian Ocean Islands Games and I am very happy to win two gold medals. I was confident about it and I am satisfied with my performance,” said Chetty.
In the 5,000m race, Moïse was untouchable in the home run and he sprinted to the finish line to win the race in 15 minutes 52.27 seconds (15:52.27) to win the gold medal.
Malagasy Richard Tahinjanahary was second in 15:53.33, finishing ahead of Mohammad Dookun of Mauritius who was third in 15:54.16.
Seychelles also won a silver and two bronze medals yesterday, courtesy of our handisports athletes.
In the 800m race, Lorna Sophola clocked 3:22.14 to finish second and clinch the silver medal, behind gold medal winner Ashley Telvave of Mauritius who finished in 2:49.57. Margareth Gustave of Reunion was third in 3:42.96.
In the same event for men, Michael Jean collected the bronze medal after finishing third in 2:44.10.
It was Mauritian Denovan Rabaye who was the gold medal winner with a time of 2:21.48, finishing ahead of Nelson Turpin of Reunion who was second in 2:22.62.
Seychelles’ second bronze medal was from Jerry Thérésine in the 1,500m wheelchair race.
Thérésine clocked 6:15.50 to finish third behind Sperien Dovique of Madagascar who was second in 4:59.15. Cedric Ravet of Mauritius won the race and the gold medal in 3:45.80.
Seychelles total medal counts in track and field at the 10th IOIG
Gold Silver Bronze
6 5 12