The Games of the Small States of Europe entered its fifth day of competition on Friday.

In basketball, both the men's and women's teams from Luxembourg secured their positions on the medal podium. The women's team emerged victorious over Malta, guaranteeing their place in the finals.

Similarly, the men's team achieved a triumph against Cyprus, ensuring their opportunity to win a medal.


The men's rugby team from Luxembourg soared to success, securing a gold medal on Friday. Unfortunately, the women's rugby team fell short of medalling as they were defeated in the bronze medal match against Montenegro.

In squash, it was an impressive day for Team Luxembourg. Mark Radley and Amir Samimi showcased their skills in the men's doubles, clinching the bronze medal. Sandra Denis and Michèle Meyer also secured a bronze medal in the women's doubles.

Following their gold medal win in doubles on Thursday, the table tennis event continued with the singles competitions on Friday. Luka Mladenovic and Eric Glod progressed to the semi-finals in the men's singles, where they are set to compete on Saturday.

Regrettably, reigning national champion Tessy Gonderinger faltered in the quarter-finals of the women's singles. On the other hand, Ariel Barbosa advanced to the semi-finals, eyeing a chance for a medal on Saturday.

In tennis, Team Luxembourg earned two silver medals on Friday. Eleonora Molinaro and Marie Weckerle competed in the women's doubles final, ultimately succumbing to a 3-6 defeat against Curmi/Genovese from Malta.

Additionally, Molinaro, partnering with Alex Knaff, achieved silver in the mixed doubles event, narrowly missing out on the gold medal after a final clash against a formidable doubles team from Cyprus.


Luxembourg's swimmers made a splash with their outstanding performances, securing gold medals in multiple events. Remi Fabiani claimed the top spot on the podium with his display in the 50-metre backstroke, while Max Mannes demonstrated his skill by securing the bronze.

Julien Henx contributed to Team Luxembourg's success with a gold medal in the 50-metre butterfly, while Joao Carneiro added to the medal tally with a bronze in the 400-metre medley.

Friday proved to be a fruitful day for Luxembourg, with a total of three gold, two silver, and four bronze medals. As a result, Luxembourg currently occupies the third place in the overall medal table, boasting a collection of 15 gold, 19 silver, and 22 bronze medals.