Gibraltar at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games

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Gibraltar at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Gibraltar
Flag of Gibraltar

CGA code  GIB
National
Federation
Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar
At the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games
in Isle of Man
Competitors 5 in 3 sports
Medals: Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0

Gibraltar competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games (officially known as the IV Commonwealth Youth Games) held in the Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011. This was their second appearance in the Commonwealth Youth Games. The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar was represented by the Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar, which is responsible for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games in Gibraltar. The Association selected a delegation of five male competitors, who participated in eleven events of three different sports. None of the athletes won any medals. Jerai Torres reached to the semifinal of 200 m sprint, in which he finished last. Two other athletics competitors, Sean Collado and Karl Baldachino, failed to advance past the preliminary stages of their respective events. Cyclist Frank Warwick ranked 35th in the time trial event and 37th in the road race event. James Sanderson participated in five different events of swimming—two of butterfly and three of freestyle; he failed to reach in the final of any of five.

Background[edit]

Gibraltar made its first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in 1954 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The country has participated in every edition of the Games since then.[1] The Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar is responsible for the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Youth Games in Gibraltar.[2] Gibraltar did not send any representative for the first two editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games in Edinburgh (2000) and Bendigo (2004).[3][4] A delegation of seven athletes from Gibraltar participated in the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune.[5] None of the seven athletes won any medal.[6] Gibraltar was one of the 63 nations that participated in the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the British Crown Dependency of Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011, making its second Commonwealth Youth Games appearance.[7] Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar selected a delegation of five competitors. The delegation had only male athletes and they participated in the eleven different events of athletics, cycling and swimming.[8]

Athletics[edit]

In athletics, Commonwealth Games Association of Gibraltar entered three competitors: Sean Collado, Jerai Torres and Karl Baldachino. All three athletes competed in two events (200 m and 400 m sprint races). Jerai Torres, who participated in both events, reached to the semifinal of 200 m. He took a time of 23.25 seconds to finish the race and ranked last in his semifinal heat, which was not sufficient to qualify him for the final. Sean Collado and Karl Baldachino both were eliminated in their respective heats.[9][10]

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sean Collado 200 m sprint 25.36 4 Did not advance
Jerai Torres 200 m sprint 22.83 4 Q 23.25 5 Did not advance
400 m sprint 53.11 5 Did not advance
Karl Baldachino 400 m sprint 53.97 5 Did not advance
  • Q = Qualified for the next round

Cycling[edit]

Frank Warwick was the only cyclist in the delegation of Gibraltar. He competed in both the events of cycling—time trial and road race. He did not medal in any of the two events.[11][12]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Frank Warwick Time trial 11.08 35
Road race @ 5 laps 37

Swimming[edit]

James Sanderson represented Gibraltar in five different events of the swimming—50 m butterfly, 200 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle, 100 m butterfly and 50 m freestyle. His best performance came in 50 m butterfly in which he finished at twelfth place in the final standings of the heat round.[13]

Athlete Events Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
James Sanderson 50 m butterfly 26.63 12 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:56.39 16 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 53.78 16 Did not advance
100 m butterfly 58.57 13 Did not advance
50 m freestyle 24.84 15 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countries – Gibraltar – Results by Games". thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Countries – Gibraltar". thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Youth Games – Edinburgh 2000" (PDF). thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "About the Games – Countries". bendigo2004.thecgf.com. 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gibraltar – Athletes List". cygpune2008.com. 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Overall Medal Standings". results.cygpune2008.com. 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Countries". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Countries – Gibraltar – Entries". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Athletics  – 200  men". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Athletics  – 400  men". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Cycling  – Road race men". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Cycling  – Time trail men". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Competitor Details – James Sanderson". cyg2011results.com. CYG 2011 Organising Committee. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 

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