Eight gold medals were won in archery today at the Games of the Small States of Europe in San Marino ©San Marino 2017

Luxembourg won four of the eight archery gold medals available on the penultimate day of action at the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) in San Marino.

The country’s first success came in the men’s team compound event, beating the host nation 217-211 in the final at the Stadio di Montecchio.

The mixed team compound and men’s team recurve finals were both won at the expense of Cyprus with respective scorelines of 154-142 and 6-2, while Jeff Henckels beat compatriot Joe Klein 6-2 in the men’s recurve final.

Cyprus won three of the four other gold medals, one of which came courtesy of Diomidis Dimitriadis’ 142-138 victory over Luxembourg’s Gilles Seywert in the men’s compound final.

They also triumphed against Luxembourg in the mixed team recurve final with a 5-3 win, while Elena Mousikou overcame Anna Kallenou 7-1 in an all-Cypriot women’s recurve gold medal match.

Iceland also topped an archery podium as Helga Kolbrun Magnusdottir defeated Luxembourg’s Isabel Dias 140-129 in the women’s compound final.

Swimming action concluded today at the Multieventi Swimming Pool, where Iceland and Liechtenstein claimed two gold medals each.

Iceland’s came courtesy of Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir, who won the women’s 400 metres medley in 4 min 55.05sec, and their women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team with a time of 3:49.24.

Christoph Meier won the first of Liechtenstein’s titles after clocking 4:23.36 in the men’s 400m medley and Julia Hassler added the second with a time of 8:36.14 in the women’s 800m freestyle.

Other swimmers tasting success today were Cyprus’ Constantinos Hadjittooulis, winner of the men’s 1,500m freestyle in 16:00.98, and Luxembourg’s men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team in 3:23.78.

Silvia Bulgarelli, right, and Debora Pini, left, won women's beach volleyball gold for hosts San Marino ©San Marino 2017 GSSE/Facebook
Silvia Bulgarelli, right, and Debora Pini, left, won women's beach volleyball gold for hosts San Marino ©San Marino 2017 GSSE/Facebook

Luxembourg won two of the three mountain bike cycling gold medals on offer with Soren Nissen claiming the individual men’s title in 1:12:18.881 and Fabienn Schaus securing the individual women’s crown in 53:15.349.

The men’s team final was won by San Marino in 3:54:20 to the delight of the home crowd. 

Cyprus were the biggest winners in tennis today, claiming the men’s and women’s doubles titles. 

Menelaos Efstathiou and Eleftherios Neos won the men’s event with a 5-7, 6-2, 10-5 win over Monaco’s Florent Diep and Thomas Oger, while Raluca Georgiana Serban and Maria Siopacha triumphed in the women’s competition with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Malta’s Francesca Curmi and Elaine Genovese.

However, Neos and Serban suffered defeat in the mixed doubles final as Luxembourg’s Eleonora Molinaro and Ugo Nastasi recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win at Centro Tennis Montecchio.

The host nation’s women’s beach volleyball team of Silvia Bulgarelli and Debora Pini beat Malta’s Dorianne Caruana Bonnici and Gertrude Zarb 2-0 today in Serravalle to seal top spot in the round-robin group and the gold medal.

The men’s beach volleyball final saw Andorra’s Genildo Cassiano Da Silva Prado and Xavier Folguera Estruga defeat Liechtenstein’s Manuel Gahr and Maximilian von Deichmann 2-1.

Montenegro were crowned the men’s and women’s judo team gold medallists, while Malta were confirmed as winners of the women’s basketball tournament.

The men’s double trap shooting event was won by Malta’s Gianluca Chetcuti, who scored an unrivalled 69 points in Serravalle.

Action in San Marino is due to conclude tomorrow with medals being awarded in athletics, basketball, road cycling, shooting clay, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.