Meriden student wins Gold at Youth Olympics

18 October 2018

Meriden student Grace Kim claimed Australia’s first Gold medal of the 2018 Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Grace won the women’s golf individual stroke play with a commanding three stroke win on day three of the tournament.

Grace’s stunning performance in Buenos Aires culminated with the announcement that she would lead the 88-strong Australian team as flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony.

“It means so much to me just to be selected for the Australian team. To be asked to carry the flag is so special, I’ll cherish this moment for a long time,” Grace said.

Grace was joined on the Australian team by another Meriden student, Evelyn Haseldine. Evelyn was one of five Australian sailors to compete in Buenos Aires and placed fifth in the Nacra 15 class sailing.

Meriden has an amazing array of talented sportswomen. The Olympus program, which was established by Meriden more than ten years ago to cater for the academic and sporting needs of student-athletes, has attracted young women who compete at national and international levels in a diverse range of sports.