Podium position for triumphant Team Richmond

Release Date: 11 July 2017

Team Richmond's sporting stars have secured 3rd place finish at 2017 London Youth Games.

After nine months, dozens of competitions, 28 top ten finishes, hundreds of local athletes, Team Richmond collected 1133 points to finish in 3rd place in the 2017 London Youth Games.

The final event was held this weekend, the Open Regatta, with over 140 participants from 22 schools within the borough, who were up against stiff opponents to see who would be crowned London’s best.

It was a weekend of nail-biting action with some fantastic performances from all of the teams involved.

Particular highlights included the Aquathlon squad winning gold overall, the Girls Hockey and Boys swimming squad winning overall silver and the Girls Athletics squad who claimed bronze.

Other notable performances included Girls Basketball finishing 4th, Archery 4th, Indoor Rowing and Boys Hockey 7th and Girls Football 9th.

From the first event of the season back in November through to the Finals in July, Team Richmond secured 9 podium finishes as well as a host of individual medals:

  • Kayak Slalom 1st
  • Kayak Sprint 1st
  • Aquathlon 1st
  • Hockey (Female) 2nd
  • Trampolining 2nd
  • Swimming (Male) 2nd
  • Handball (Female) 3rd
  • Cricket (Female) 3rd
  • Boccia 3rd
  • Athletics (Female) 3rd

Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector, said:

“This is fabulous news, building on our success at last year’s games. As one of London’s strongest boroughs – my congratulations goes to all those who took part.

“We have a borough of sports people, with some of the highest participation rates in the country. I am delighted that the younger generations are coming through with such success.”

Every year over 100,000 young people from the 32 London boroughs and the City of London compete in 48 different sporting competitions that comprise the Games. The events start in November, culminating in the finals weekend at Crystal Palace.

View full results from this year’s games on the London Youth Games website. 

Notes for editors

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Reference: P326/17

Updated: 31 July 2017