Tuesday marked day two of the 2023 Games of the Small States of Europe, which take place in Malta. Athletes from the Grand Duchy won several medals, including gold in swimming and athletics.

Sandra Denis went head to head with Malta's Lijana Sultana in the squash semi final on Tuesday. Although the Luxembourg athlete lost the encounter 1:2 (11:8, 5:11, 12:14), she was able to make amends by winning the bronze medal later on.

In table tennis, Luxembourg's women clearly beat both Iceland and Cyprus with 3:0. The men beat Andorra with 3:0 and Montenegro with 3:1.

Tennis players Raphael Calzi, Alex Knaff, and Eleonora Molinara all won their matches on Tuesday. Similarly, the women's team of Molinaro and Weckerle won their encounter.

After both the men's and women's basketball teams beat Cyprus on Monday, they faced Montenegro on Tuesday. The women lost their game 52:64, the men 72:76.

Luxembourg's delegation won four medals in judo: Tom Schmit (-66kg), Nick Kunnert (+100kg), and Claudio Nunes do Santos (-73kg) all won bronze while Anetta Mosr (63kg) took home silver.

The first gold medal for the Grand Duchy was won by swimmer Florian Frippiat in the 200m butterfly race. Joao Carneiro won bronze in the same category. Rémi Fabiani won silver in the 100m freestyle race, Ralph Daleiden-Ciuferri took bronze. Another gold medal was later added to the tally when Max Mannes won the 200m backstroke race. Finally, Joao Carneiro won silver and Florian Frippiat bronze in the 200m individual medley race.


Athlete Patrizia van der Weken won gold in the 100m race. Charline Mathias and Bob Bertemes won silver in the 800m and 10,000m race, respectively. Mathis Espagnet won bronze in the 800m race. Another Bob Bertemes, not to be confused with the runner, won silver in disc throw.


Video report in Luxembourgish