OPENING WEEKEND FOR THE 42ND SEASON OF THE LONDON YOUTH GAMES GOT OFF TO A SPECTACULAR START
With 76 borough teams competing across Kayak Sprint and Kayak Slalom Finals, Trampolining Finals and Tennis Team Qualifiers last weekend, the 42nd season of the London Youth Games certainly kicked off with a bang.
Following the official announcement of the LYG x Nike partnership at the start of the month, the elevation of LYG experience was clear to see: with new LYG medals, a medal podium, MCs and vibrant new branding across the sites.
At the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the first medals of Summer Season 2019 were presented by Joe Clarke MBE: reigning Olympic Champion in the Canoe Slalom Men’s K1.
Westminster won gold in the Kayak Sprint competition, with Tower Hamlets taking second spot and Bromley bringing home the bronze. Following their narrow defeat in the Sprint competition, Tower Hamlets were delighted to win gold in the Slalom. Strong performances also came from Kensington and Chelsea and Redbridge who took second and third spots respectively.
In the Trampolining Finals, Team Bexley were crowned overall champions (171.85), narrowly beating Croydon in second place (170.35) by just 1 point. Kingston closely followed in third with a score of 169.95. Victory in the Individual Female competition also went to Katie from Team Bexley, with Joseph from Team Bromley rising to the top in the Individual Male Competition.
The weekend also saw 13 teams valiantly battle for six places in this year’s Tennis Finals. Congratulations to Team Bromley, Croydon and Redbridge who qualified on day one at Redbridge Sports Centre and Richmond, Southwark and Westminster who qualified on day two at Sutton Tennis Centre. All six teams will now progress to the Finals at Redbridge Weekend on Saturday 22 June.
There was a great show of Respect The Games across all events on opening weekend. Well done to all the Award Winners.
Kayak Slalom – Islington
Kayak Sprint – Hackney
Tennis Q1 – Bexley
Tennis Q2 – Hillingdon
Trampolining – Waltham Forest
Well done to all young Londoners that participated during the first weekend of Summer Season 2019 – you did your borough proud!
To mark the new Nike partnership, Gold Medallists from across the 2019 LYG Summer season will be awarded an exclusive Gold Medallist LYG Nike Jacket at the LYG Finale weekend on July 6th and 7th.
The Finale Weekend will take place at the home of the Games, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. We warmly welcome competitors old and new and supporters to join us for what will an unforgettable weekend of sporting action.
Please note: All results from this weekends’ competitions can be found on the results and standings page on the London Youth Games website.