Rod Gilmour dregur her á bretska The Telegraph saman um svimjiárið 2010, og skýrir í tí sambandi Pál Joensen at vera “Runner-up of the year”. Hann hevur tó misskilt nakað, tá ið hann skrivar at Pál má skifta svimjitjóðskap til at kunna luttaka á OL í London í 2012:
Runner-up of the year: Pal Joensen
The Faroe Islands never win anything in sport. That continued in 2010 but one Faroe came agonisingly close to pulling off one of the sport’s great shocks in the 1500m at the Europeans. Leading for much of the race, Joensen, who trains in a 25m pool back home, was pipped by just over a second to earn silver. He has been the Island’s sportsman of the ear since 2007 and will win it again. But it could be his last. To qualify for London 2012 could be Denmark’s gain as the Faroes’ are not IOC ratified. One less colour piece then.