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Florentines earn medals at Children’s Games

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in News, Local News, Sports

Florentines earn medals  at Children’s Games
From left, Coach Robert Hill, Zoe Cauthen, Rebecca Liu, and ICG officials

Two Florence natives, Zoe Cauthen and Rebecca Liu, won the Bronze Medals in the Girls’ Tennis Doubles in The International Children’s Games (ICG). This year’s games were held in New Taipei City, Taiwan, in July.

Cauthen, a student from Florence Christian School, and Liu, a student from Wilson High School, were part of the Team Florence 2016 delegation at this international sports event.

The International Children’s Games (ICG) is an international Olympic sanctioned event. Each year children from around the world, ages 12-15, compete in a variety of sporting events and experience the local culture.

The ICG began in 1968 and was based on the idea of bringing together young people from different countries through sports and emphasizes learning about different cultures and other ways of life. A team from Florence has attended nine of the last 14 International Children’s Games in locations such as Windsor, Canada; Alkmaar, The Netherlands; Cleveland, Ohio; Athens, Greece; and Plock, Poland, among others.

Team Florence 2016 consists of a group of tennis and track and field athletes who are members of the greater Florence community. Coach Robert Hill is the team’s tennis coach.

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