The time has finally arrived to find out who performed best in this year’s Globeducate Olympics! Even though it had to be held in a virtual format this year, that didn’t stop the more than 1,000 participating students from all over Europe from trying their hardest in the inter-school sports competition. They took part in a ‘Portugal Pentathon’, set by host-school Nobel Algarve, involving a Standing long jump, Standing vertical jump, Chest push, Shuttle run and 1-minute run, and were ranked on the best overall accumulated scores. The results were announced in a gripping closing ceremony today, broadcast on the Nobel Algarve website, which also saw former British athlete Mark Richardson give a motivational speech to students.
And…. drum roll… the medals go to:
8-9 age group, BOYS: 1st– Fedor Kalashnikov (IS Nice); 2nd– Jack Reijtenbagh (IS Nice); 3rd– Enael Blandin (IS Nice). GIRLS: 1st– Kayla Michel (Nobel IS Algarve); 2nd– Mar Parra (Agora Lledo IS); 3rd– Laia Ubric (Agora San Cugat IS)
10-11 age group, BOYS: 1st– Benben Yu (IS Nice); 2nd– Edvin Pipicz (IS Nice); 3rd– Artemiy Yakovlev (IS Nice). GIRLS: 1st – Mia Sos (Agora Lledo IS); 2nd – Andrea Catala (Agora Lledo IS); tied 3rd – Anna Landabaso (Agora San Cugat IS) and Gabriela Andérica (Colégio Areteia Madrid).
12-13 age group, BOYS: 1st – Pedro Fernádez Sarmiento (O Castro British School); 2nd – Diego Carlomagno (Rome IS); 3rd – Pablo Piriz (Colégio Areteia Madrid). GIRLS: 1st – Vega Álvarez García (O Castro British School); 2nd – Rócio Galan (Colégio Areteia Madrid): 3rd – Marta Álvarez Sanduende (O Castro British School).
Congratulations to all the winners and well done to everyone involved for their hard work organising and participating in this year’s event, especially Nobel Algarve PE teacher Joe Walker and physical education coordinator Paulo Bitoque who created a comprehensive virtual programme, to encourage competition and a sense of sporting community across the group, even if at a distance. We hope we’ll be able to meet again in person for next year’s commemorative 10th Globeducate Olympic Games, which will be hosted at Nobel Algarve’s Lagoa campus.