Nowacki doubles his Youth Games tally

Filip Nowacki now has a silver and a bronze medal from this year's Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago

JERSEY have their second swimming medal of the Commonwealth Youth Games, and both have come from teenage sensation Filip Nowacki.

The 15-year-old took silver in Trinidad and Tobago in the 50m breaststroke final, to back up the bronze he won in the 200m breaststroke on Monday.

In both disciplines, England’s Oscar Bilbao won gold, with Nowacki 0.48secs behind in the 50m final.

It has been somewhat of a breakthrough year for the Caesarean, who swam the race of his life at the European Youth Olympics in Slovenia last month.

He set a British age group record en route to a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke final, finishing an agonising 0.07secs behind Rafael Mimoso of Portugal.

Nowacki’s second medal of the Games, marks a third for Team Jersey, after Luke Holmes secured the Island’s first gold medal since Dan Hawksworth’s back in Bendigo 2004.

He still swims in the 100m breaststroke, 400m individual medley and two relay races in the coming days.

Elsewhere, Oscar Dodds finished seventh in the 400m individual medley final.

Meanwhile, at the track, Jamie Oldham ran superbly during the heats and semi-final of the men’s 100m.

The Islander qualified for the final in a time of 10.79secs, before securing sixth place overall in a time of 10.65.

Oldham’s goal for the 100m was to get out of the heats, so a final berth and sixth-placed finish exceeded those ambitions.

The 17-year-old is back in action tomorrow in the 200m.

Gold medal-winning triathlete Holmes, teams up with Siena Stephens today in the Mixed Team Relay Super Sprint, as Jersey aims for yet more medals in the Caribbean.

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