Olympic medallist Gemma Gibbons joins London Youth Games Hall of Fame

London Youth Games Hall of FameClive today inducted Judoka Gemma Gibbons into the London Youth Games hall of fame.

The London Youth Games award ceremony saw six superstars of British sport became the latest inductees into the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame at a magnificent evening of celebration at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday 9 October.

The new Hall of Famers included London 2012 medallists Joanna Rowsell (Sutton), Naomi Riches (Harrow), Richard Hounslow (Harrow) and Gemma Gibbons (Greenwich). They were joined by England rugby star Margaret Alphonsi and former GB sprinting superstar John Regis.

Clive was asked to present Gemma with her certificate as the Shadow Minister for Sport and a Greenwich MP.

Gemma won a Silver medal at the London Olympics, Britain’s first medal in Judo for 12 year years. She previously represented Greenwich in the London Youth Games.

Speaking after the event, Clive said:

“It was a great honour to be asked to attend this event and induct  Gemma into the hall of fame. Her success at the Olympics was one of the highlights of the games.

Young people in Greenwich can be inspired by her achievements and the knowledge that the facilities she used growing up are just on their doorstep.”

You can find out more about the London Youth Games by visiting http://www.londonyouthgames.org/.

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