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Hamilton ICG athletes win medals down under


Hamilton athletes returned home from the International Children’s Games in Australia with two silver medals and two bronze medals.

Team Hamilton returned from Australia after competing in the International Children’s Games from Dec. 6 to 11. Athletes included Mara Faiazza, Ashleigh Webb, Smitha Korah, Sabrina Cianciosi, Monica Urbina, Kristina Wu, Sabryna Sankar, Jessica McConnell, Veronica Nichol, Hannah Hunt, Haydn Wain-Lowe, Jacob Blair, Gavin Rotsaert-Smith, and Kieran Dinally. (Photo: Hamilton International Children Games)

Team Hamilton returned from Australia after competing in the International Children’s Games from Dec. 6 to 11. Athletes included Mara Faiazza, Ashleigh Webb, Smitha Korah, Sabrina Cianciosi, Monica Urbina, Kristina Wu, Sabryna Sankar, Jessica McConnell, Veronica Nichol, Hannah Hunt, Haydn Wain-Lowe, Jacob Blair, Gavin Rotsaert-Smith, Victoria Smith, and Kieran Dinally. (Photo: Hamilton International Children Games)

Hamilton’s girls soccer team won a bronze medal while swimmers picked up a silver medal in 100 metre back stroke and bronze medals in the 50m backstroke and in the 100m freestyle.

About 1,500 competitors between the ages of 12 years and 15 years took part in the games recognized as the largest multi-sport youth games in the world.

This year’s games were held at Lake Macquarie, which was the first Australian city to participate in the ICG, competing in San Francisco in 2008. It is the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to host the games. The City of Lake Macquarie is a 90 minute drive north of Sydney. The popular holiday destination is home to 200,000.

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