Judo was the main focal point on day two of the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) in San Marino with 12 gold medals won in the sport at the Elementary School Gym in Acquaviva.
The first of the dozen finals went the way of Montenegro’s Elma Licina at the expense of Luxembourg’s Kim Eiden in the women’s under-52 kilograms category.
In the women’s under-57kg final, Luxembourg’s Manon Durbach got the better of Liechtenstein’s Judith Biedermann.
Among the other female victors were Montenegro’s Ivana Sunjevic in the under-63kg category and Luxembourg’s Lynn Mossong in the under-70kg division.
Sunjevic beat Luxembourg’s Taylor King to gold, while Mossong held off the challenge of Andorra’s Laura Salles Lopez.
In the men’s categories, Monaco’s Yann Siccardi overcame Cyprus’ Christos Skouroumounis to take the under-60kg crown.
Other finals saw Luxembourg’s Tom Schmit beat Monaco’s Benjamin Scariot at under-66kg, Montenegro’s Danilo Pantic defeat Luxembourg’s Valentin Knobloch at under-100kg and Iceland’s Thormodur Arni Jonsson overcome Cyprus’ Panagiotis Kyriakou.
There was also shooting action today as Iceland’s Asgeir Sigurgeirsson claimed gold in the men’s 10 metres air pistol event with a score of 231.1 points in Serravalle.
Luxembourg’s Joe Dondelinger was the runner-up with 230.7 points and Monaco’s Boris Jeremenko came third with 207.6.
The equivalent women’s final saw Cyprus’ Panagiota Charalampous triumph with 235.4 points.
Malta’s Eleanor Bezzina took silver with 230.9 points, while Luxembourg’s Catheline Dessoy rounded out the podium with 210.0.
Today’s sole shooting clay event was the men’s trap as home favourite Manuel Mancini prevailed with 43 points in Acquaviva.
Compatriot Gian Marco Berti finished third with 28 points, 11 less than silver medallist Francis Pace of Malta.
In the pool, Iceland's Eyglo Osk Gustafsdottir was among today's winners after claiming the women's 100m backstroke title with a time of 1min 01.67sec.
Competitors from Luxembourg completed the top three at the Multieventi Swimming Pool with Sarah Rolko second in 1:04:15 and Jacqueline Banky third in 1:05:20.
A further four gold medals were won in boules today at the Bocciodromo, including those in the men's and women's petanque singles events.
Monaco's Cincinnato Martire beat Luxembourg's Claudio Contardi 12-11 in the men's final, while Luxembourg's Nadia Fiorentini defeated Monaco's Marie-Laure Sanna 13-8 in the women's final.
Montenegro's Miroslav Petkovic overcame Monaco's Florian Valeri 9-6 in the men's Lyonnais singles final and there was also success for San Marino's Enrico Dall'olmo in the men's raffle singles final, beating fellow countryman Jacopo Frisoni 12-10.
Luxembourg had mixed fortunes in the men’s and women’s team table tennis finals at the Centro Congressi Kursaal, losing the former 3-0 to Monaco and winning the latter by the same scoreline over Malta.
Action in San Marino is due to continue tomorrow when medals will be awarded in athletics, shooting air, swimming and table tennis.