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Team Isle of Man heads home triumphant

The Isle of Man's silver medal winning football team

Airport welcome for returning athletes

Manx athletes who competed in the NatWest Island Games return home from Jersey today, boasting a handsome haul of medals.

Team Isle of Man finished second in the medal table behind the home nation, and will arrive at Ronaldsway to a heroes' welcome from family, friends and supporters.

The team scooped a total of 90 medals, with strong performances across the board and gold-medal winning top podium places in athletics, cycling, swimming, badminton and golf.

Toast of the team swimmer Charlotte Atkinson notched a remarkable eight golds.

Chief Minister Allan Bell says the Manx contingent can be proud of its achievement.

Mr Bell saluted an outstanding team effort in Jersey:  

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