Kingston celebrates 22-medal haul at London Youth Games
Kingston is celebrating bringing home ten gold, four silver and eight bronze medals from this year’s London Youth Games and finishing 11th overall.
Over 300 local young people took part in 30 competitions over seven months, including sailing, para swimming and cycling. The borough made the biggest improvement in the women’s football, where Kingston leapt from 21st place in 2017 to winning a bronze medal this year.
Kingston teams secured gold in Trampolining, Squash and Boys’ Hockey, Silver medals in Kayak Sprint and Cycling and Bronze for Female Squash, Football and Hockey. Kingston athletes also secured seven individual gold, two silver and five bronze medals.
Kingston’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Olivia Boult, who attended the event, said:
“It was inspiring to see so many young people competing for Kingston, taking part in a sport they enjoy with the support of their parents and coaches.”
Cllr Margaret Thompson, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Sport and Leisure at Kingston Council, said:
“We are delighted to give our young athletes the opportunity to take part in the London Youth Games each year.
“Kingston is very proud of all the achievements of these young people and hope they will continue to represent our borough and enjoy an active sporting future.”
The London Youth games run from November to July each year and include paralympic sports, such as swimming and football. 33 London boroughs compete in the games. Team Kingston is sponsored by Sport Kingston and Places Leisure. For more information visit: www.kingston.gov.uk/sports.