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Icelandic Gymnasts Win Nordic Title

icelandicflagThe women’s team of gymnasts from Gerpla in Kópavogur earned the Nordic Championship title in group gymnastics in Larvik, Norway, last weekend. They also hold the European Championship title.

Captain Hrefna Thorbjörg Hákonardóttir told Morgunbladid that this is an emotional victory as well given that many of the team’s key members struggled with injuries in the lead-up to the championship.

Meanwhile, Thormódur Árni Jónsson achieved the best success of his judo career when he won the silver at the Judo World Cup in the Samoan Islands in the Pacific last weekend. It is among the greatest achievements of an Icelander in the sport to date.

Closer to home, a number of Icelandic records were broken during the Icelandic Championship in swimming in a 25-meter pool in Laugardalur, Reykjavík, last weekend.

Two young women stole the show; 18-year-old Elín Cryer from Akranes who set three records despite being ill with the flu and 16-year-old Eygló Ósk Grétarsdóttir from Aegir, Reykjavík, who now boasts four new Icelandic records.

They both have their sights set on the 2012 London Olympics.

Meanwhile, badminton player Ragna Ingólfsdóttir won the Iceland International tournament for the fifth time in Reykjavík last weekend after a challenging singles game in the final against Akvile Stapusaityte from Lithuania.

Ingólfsdóttir is also hoping to qualify for the Olympics in London next year, visir.is reports.

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