The 2023 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival or EYOF 2023, also known as Maribor 2023, was held from 23 to 29 July 2023 in Maribor, Slovenia. 7 past and present young talented GSF athletes represented Team GB and secured an impressive 5 medals between them across 4 disciplines! (2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze).
GSF athlete Martyna Karabacz (Greenwich) and alumni athlete Joshua Inglis kicked off the competition in the pool. GSF alumni Joshua had an incredible time in Maribor, taking home the Gold medal in the boys 100m breaststroke event, Silver in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay and a Bronze medal for his part in the mixed 4x100m medley relay. Martyna just missed out on a medal, finishing in 4th place for the Girls 200m backstroke event.
Gaining valuable international competition experience, GSF athlete Abigail Miller (Cambridge) competed in the Girls time trial cycling competition, finishing 17th overall. Ellie Lewis (supported through HALO Bridgend) secured another medal in Gymnastics, after finishing 3rd with Team GB for the Girls team final competition. Also showcasing their talents on the Judo mat were GSF athletes, Irakli Goginashvili (Tower Hamlets), Derek Marczak (Croydon) and Julia Marczak (Croydon). Julia rounded off the medal count after taking home the Gold medal in the girl’s u70kg Judo competition.
It has been a pleasure to follow the hard work of GSF athletes at these competitions, a huge congratulations to all who took part!