On their first day of competitions, swimmer Jordan Gonzalez broke the National 100m Backstroke record by almost two seconds clocking 1:01:38.
Speaking after the race, Jordan said the race felt completely comfortable for him, “I’m happy with the time, now to smash the 50m record.”
Two other swimmers Matt Savitz and Jim Sanderson were also in action. Both took part in the 50m Fly with Jim coming home with 26:95 and Matt a touch faster with 26:85.
The triathlon went ahead at lunchtime despite adverse weather hitting the area. Andrew Gordon came in 28th just over the hour mark in 1:00:59, Chris Walker was 29th in 1:02:00 and debutant Robert Matto was 31st in 1:05:47. Veteran and 5-times Commonwealth Games athlete had this to say after the event:
"Despite torrential rain strong winds and even stronger currents to deal with we managed to finish with many of the professional stars of the World Triathlon Series still within sights on the last lap of the run. Andrew and myself managed to avoid getting lapped on the course for the first time ever finishing in 28th and 29th place respectively with Robert putting in the performance of his life to finish in 31st out of 36 starters. We received amazing support out on the course and from back home in Gibraltar. As a Triathlon Team this was without doubt the best performance at a Commonwealth Games."
Squash player Christian Navas played in the first round of Men’s Singles. Despite a promising start an injury midway through the first set was a major setback and he went on to lose in 3 straight sets.
Day 2 saw Christina Linares set a new National Record in the 50m Freestyle, clocking 28:68 and Aidan Carroll make a PB in the 200m Freestyle.
There was disappointment, however, in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay with the foursome disqualified despite being on National Record pace.