Kingston celebrates 12-medal haul at London Youth Games

Young athletes have won 12 medals for Kingston at this year’s Balfour Beatty London Youth Games, competing against boroughs across the capital.

Kingston struck gold in individual archery, judo and swimming (backstroke) as well as in the cross-country and boys’ squash team events.

A silver in swimming (backstroke) and team bronze medals in the mixed badminton, girls' tag rugby, boys' and girls' volleyball, girls' squash and rowing regatta completed an impressive haul.

Team Kingston, sponsored by Sport Kingston and Places for People Leisure, finished 17th overall out of 33 this year, up six places on 2013.

The Deputy Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Cathy Roberts, was at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to cheer on some of our competitors in last weekend’s finals.

She said:

“I was pleased to see so many young people representing the borough and having a great time. Everyone who has competed for Kingston throughout the games has done our borough proud.”

Councillor David Glasspool, Kingston Council’s Cabinet Member for Sport, said:

“The borough is proud of all the young people who represented Kingston and I congratulate the many team managers, coaches, sports clubs and families who have supported such a fantastic effort and without whom none of this would be possible.”

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