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Bromley celebrates young sport successes

PUBLISHED: 16:50 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:50 22 October 2014

The Mayoress, Mayor, Dina Asher-Smith and Marg Mayne chief executive of Mytime Active.

The Mayoress, Mayor, Dina Asher-Smith and Marg Mayne chief executive of Mytime Active.

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The Mayor of Bromley recognised the success of talented young sports people at the 2014 London youth games celebration reception.

More than 100 young people who competed for Bromley in the games attended the event.

It was held at The Pavilion Leisure Centre on Monday (October 21).

The world junior 100 metre champion, Dina Asher-Smith- who represented the Borough in 2009 and 2010, attended.

The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Julian Benington, said: “I am so proud of the successes of our young athletes at the London Youth Games. We have in the borough, future world class athletes at all levels and in all sports. Diana Asher-Smith is a fine example of this success after becoming World Junior Champion in the 100 metres this year. I have really enjoyed meeting some of the Bromley athletes on Monday evening at the London Youth Games Awards Ceremony.”

The London Youth Games are the biggest event in Europe for young people and Bromley have an excellent reputation finishing in fourth place against 32 other London boroughs.

More than 800 young people either living or educated in Bromley participated in competitions across the capital under the direction of over 70 dedicated volunteers from clubs, schools and community organisations.

A total of 44 teams competed for Bromley and won 10 top three positions, including first place in girls cross country, boys swimming and girls athletics.

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