EXACTLY 166 youngsters from Javea took part in last week’s three day “Mini Jocs de la Marina Alta”, coming away with a total of 18 medals in the three day Olympics style event. These were achieved in a variety of events including athletics, swimming, gymnastics, table tennis, karate, badminton, padel, volleyball, football and basketball. The football and basketball teams both narrowly missed out on gold medals, with the basketball team losing by just two points while the footballers lost after a penalty shoot-out.
Neighbouring Benitatxell sent 30 young athletes to the games, coming away with an impressive 10 medals, including three golds, all to swimming star Victor Buigues. This was the thirteenth year the event was held and the venue was Denia’s sports stadium.