Sailors and judo players from Bexley win medals in London Youth Games
PUBLISHED: 11:04 23 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:04 23 June 2015
Gold for the sailors, silver for the judo players
Young sailors and martial artists from Bexley won gold and silver medals in the London Youth Games at the weekend.
The sailing team beat 24 other London boroughs and knocked previous champions Tower Hamlets off the top spot to win gold in the two-day regatta, held in Enfield.
The judo team won the male silver medal, with individual gold medals from Teddy Gibbons, Thomas Deveney, James Cook and William Kurowski. Young people from 30 London boroughs took part in the competition at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Saturday.
Sailing team manager Dudley Davies said: “We weren’t really expecting this. It comes as a bit of a shock!
“But we’re well pleased. The kids are really happy.
“We’ve put in a lot of preparation all through the year. This event gives them something to work towards.”
Judo team manager Dave Dunsford added: “Next year, watch this space!”
The London Youth Games are Europe’s largest annual youth sports event and have been going since 1977. More than 125,000 young people took part in the games last year.