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Athletics - Natacha Chetty clinches long jump gold |26 July 2019

Athletics - Natacha Chetty clinches long jump gold

Chetty (left) and Bibi

A gold medal in long jump by Natacha Chetty was the highlight of day four of the track and field athletics for Team Seychelles at the ongoing 10th Indian Ocean Islands Games in Mauritius.

At the Germain Commarmond Stadium in Bambous yesterday, Team Seychelles also won a silver and two bronze medals, bringing the grand total to 18 medals, precisely 4 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze.

In the women’s long jump, Chetty leaped a best distance of 6.04 metres to finish first, surpassing Melissa Nigathe of Mauritius who finished second with a jump of 6.01 metres.

Seychelles’ other contestant in the event Natacha Bibi was third overall, taking the bronze medal with a jump of 5.75 metres.

Chetty will be in action again today in the women’s high jump.

Seychelles’ silver medal was won by the men’s 4x100m relay team made up of Sharry Dodin, Leeroy Henriette, Denzel Adam and Dylan Sicobo.

The local quartet clocked 42.21 seconds to finish behind Madagascar made up of Tommy Tadany, Lorin Razanandrafomba, Stenny Randriantiana and Joany Rakotoarinirina who won the race and gold medal in 41.67 seconds.

Maldives with Fadaane Hamadi, Ahmed Sarees, Ibrahim Ali and Riffayn Abdoulkarin was third overall in 42.48 seconds.

The end result of the race could have been different if Mauritius’ Noah Bibi, Jeremie Cotte, Jeremie Lararaudeuse and Jonathan Bardottier did not drop the baton.

Seychelles’ bronze medal yesterday came courtesy of Ronny Bristol in the shot put with a throw of 13.61 metres.

Bristol finished third overall behind Sylvain Pierre Louis of Mauritius who was second with 15.26 metres, behind compatriot Bernard Baptiste who won the gold medal with a throw of 17.87 metres.

In decathlon, Carlos Roucou could only manage a fourth-place finish with a total of 4,905 points.

After a great start on Thursday, Roucou could not keep up with the demanding event yesterday, where he finished third in javelin with a throw of 42.22 metres, fourth in 1500m in 5 minutes and 19.64 seconds, third in discus with a throw of 26.04 metres and fourth in 110m hurdles in 16.96 seconds.

The last events of track and field athletics, the semi-marathon, will take place today in Rodrigues.


Seychelles’ medal count in athletics after day four



Gold   Silver   Bronze

   4           4         10


Roland Duval in Mauritius

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