Cyprus topped the medals list of the 19th Small States of Europe games (GSSE) taking place in Malta on Tuesday, with 11 gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals.

In swimming, Cyprus won three golds, two silvers and one bronze. Kalia Antoniou took the gold medal in women’s 100m freestyle with a time of 54.86 seconds while Anna Hadjiloizou won bronze with 55.29 seconds.

Nikolas Antoniou won the gold for men’s 100m freestyle with 50.27 seconds, and also took silver in 200m backstroke.

In women’s 200m butterfly, Agathi Manoli secured a gold and Christina Agiomamitou, Anna Hadjiloizou, Chrysoula Karamanou and Kalia Antoniou won silver in the women’s 100m relay.

In track events, Cyprus has so far won a total of seven medals: one gold medal, five silver and a bronze.

Emilia Kolokotroni won the gold in hammer throw with 63.17m, while Valentina Savva won the silver with 62.97m.

In men’s 100m, Stavros Avgoustinou won silver with 10.63 and in women’s 100m, Olivia Fotopoulou won silver with 11.36

George Koniarakis won silver in discus throw with 56.44m while Pantelitsa Charalambous secured the silver in women’s long jump with 6.02m.

In pole vault, Andrea Vasou won silver with 3.06m.

Apart from track and judo, the games continue on Wednesday in all other events, including swimming finals.

Four Cypriot athletes have qualified as finalists so far.