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Second gold medal for Cyprus

Cypriot athlete Nektaria Panayi won a gold medal in the long jump on Thursday in the 17th Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey.

This is the second gold medal for Cyprus and the sixth overall.

The 23-year-old won the gold medal with a 6.51m jump, ahead of Slovenian Nina Kolaric who came second, and third-place Italian Tania Vicenzino.

Cyprus’ first gold medal was won by Eleni Artymata in the women’s 200m race.

Artymata also won the bronze in the 100m race.

Georgios Achilleos won the silver medal in the men’s skeet shooting, while Kyriaki Kouttouki won the bronze in the women’s Taekwondo.

In rowing, Anna Ioannou won the bronze in the women’s single sculls light.

The games finish on Sunday.

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