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Eight medals for Bromley in London Youth Games

PUBLISHED: 09:54 08 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 08 July 2015

The Bromley diving team at the London Youth Games

The Bromley diving team at the London Youth Games

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Borough comes fifth overall

YOUNG sports players from Bromley came away with eight medals in the finals of the London Youth Games at the weekend.

Teams from the borough won gold in diving, boys’ swimming and boys’ squash, silver in boys’ hockey, the triathlon, girls’ athletics and girls’ swimming, and bronze in female hockey.

Bromley came fifth overall in the games, with hundreds of youngsters from the borough taking part.

The competition ran over eight months and involved more than 100,000 youngsters from 33 London boroughs.

Diving team manager Chris Snode said: “We had a fantastic competition.”

British 100m record-holder Dina Asher-Smith, who competed in the games for Bromley in 2010, attended the games and lit the flame at Thursday’s opening ceremony.

She said: “The games were a great experience for me when I took part.

“The way they continue to grow and give young people from London the opportunity to compete is great for British sport.”

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