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Year 7 Athletics Competition

Exceptional results as Holland Park, borough victors, compete at the regional level

Eight year 7 girls travelled to Harrow to compete for a chance to secure a place at the London school games. Having won their borough qualifier, these 8 young ladies were representing the entire borough of Kensington and Chelsea against 8 other borough champions. The indoor athletics competition consists of track and field events in which each student competes in at least two events. The standard of other students was exceptionally high, but our students battled bravely and secured some solid results including fourth in the obstacle relay and fifth in the 2-lap sprint race. The field events procured a number of points, with excellent shot-putt throws from Riga Sylejmani and some carefully calculated speed bounce techniques from Lila Varona-Blakstad and Erlisa Sylejmani. The final result from the day was that Holland Park had places in 6th place out of a very large field.

Throughout the day all students showed impeccable sportsmanship and manners to all other participants and not only this but the girls represented their school and borough with the upmost dedication and pride. A real thanks is due to the full squad: Erlisa and Riga Sylejmani, Norein Diejomaoh, Katerina Simakova, Clara Styrvoldt-Chaigneau, Valeria Lebedeva-Alexopoulou and Lila Varona-Blakstad for being stunning ambassadors throughout the competitions and training sessions.