The Olympics are over – at least the medals have been handed out at Centro de la Familia in Honeyville.
Even before the torch was lit in London, youngsters at the school were showing off their athletic skills in the long jump, shot put, discus and javelin throw, as part their own version of the 2012 Olympics.
Although there were no world records set at the celebration on Friday, onlookers cheered and medals were earned by the excited athletes. After all, tossing a javelin (straw) into the wind is no easy task and paper plates just don’t soar like the much more solid discus does. A ball is just has hard to aim as the metal shot put and short, little legs are definitely at a disadvantage when it comes to making a long leap.
But in true Olympic fashion, there were high-fives from fellow competitors and a roar from the crowd for those who succeeded in each event.
These young Olympians demonstrated exactly what the games mean even if they were competing more than 5,000 miles away from their counterparts.
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