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