Release Date: 07 June 2017
Team Richmond were rowing for gold this weekend, managing to snap up six gold medals in a number of the London Youth Games competitions.
Starting off in the Kayak, the team, made up of 10 young people from schools across the borough, took home gold medals in Kayak Slalom and Kayak Sprint competitions.
In the Rowing singles and quads, Richmond began the finals brilliantly by winning golds in the Single Scull Male and the Male and Mixed Coxed Quads events. The Team also picked up a silver medal in the Coxed Quads Female event.
There were gold medals all round in both the Kayak junior and senior female races and a bronze in the junior male race which combined to crown Richmond champions with a winning margin of 8 seconds.
Team Richmond’s success continued right through the day, with the Kayak Sprint team adding even more medals to the collection, resulting in another top of the podium finish. Richmond sat at the top of the pile with a huge 14 point margin after a gold medal in the Lightening Female, Silver in the Cirrus Senior Female and two bronze medals in the Cirrus Junior Female and Lightening Male.
Cllr Lisa Blakemore, Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, said:
“Wow! These young people have really done their borough proud. What a weekend of medals. Congratulations to all the youngsters who took part. I am really proud at what they achieved.
“Next up in the London Youth Games calendar are the Hockey qualifiers and Table Tennis finals, this weekend. I would like to wish all young athletes the best of luck.
“At this rate, we will need a bigger awards cabinet to show off all their medals!”
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Updated: 29 June 2017