Australia won the day at the Bidelympics, organised by the Rotary Club of Bideford, closely followed by the USA and China.

Good weather and 190 children, competing fiercely for the countries they were representing for the day, made the Bidelympics a successful and fun filled event, while also raising money and awareness for various charities.

Local businesses provided refreshments for competitors and T-shirts for all the entrants and Bideford Bridge Trust sponsored the medals.

Eric Hubber, a veteran marathon runner and past president of Bideford Rotary Club, carried the Bidelympics torch along the Bideford old bridge and down the Quay, where he met Duncan Withall with a real 2012 Olympic torch and David Harman with his father’s 1948 Olympic torch.

Medallists

Egg & Spoon Races: Reception & Year1 - 1, Zoe Christey; 2, Carys Trickey; 3, Riley Bowden. Year 2 & 3 – 1, Ellie Cox; 2, Aria Mitchell; 3, Amee Whitehall. Year 4 & 5 – 1, George Clarke; 2, Toby Evans; 3, Holly Burrows-Bryan. Year 6 – 1, Lia Gray; 2, Lucie Adcock; 3, Baily Whipp.

Wheelbarrow: Reception & Year 1 – 1, Archie Lewis/Logan Phelps; 2, Alice McMurray/Abbey Wrey; 3, Charlie Stevenson/Jessica Smith. Year 2 & 3 – 1, Barney Evan/Leo Bright; Cameron Mckeon/Toby Fletcher; 3, Brodie Gulsaw/Reece Hollingsworth. Year 4 & 5 – 1, Daniel Williams / George Clark; 2, Alice McMurray / Abby Wrey; 3, Callam McDonald / Leroy Muir. Year 6 – 1, Chloe Pate / Chloe Gardiner; 2, Tyler Cole / Seraphina Allard-Bridge; 3, Baily Whipp / Allie Sluman.

Three Legged: Reception & Year 1 – 1, Finlay Newton-Chalmers / Joshua Macey; 2, Melissa Board / Ellie Staddon 3, Joshua Evans / Adam Williams. Year 2 & 3 – 1, Ethan Whipp / Lydia Trott; 2, C J Hamilton / Joseph Spencer; 3, Lewis Smith / Taylor Slade. Year 4 & 5 – 1, Alice McMurray / Adele Banister; 2, Georgia Britton / Isabel Webster; 3, Leah Kitteridge / Abigail Johnson. Year 6 – Lucie Adcock / Seraphina Allard-Bridge; 2, Samantha Foster / Courtney Deemer; 3, Holley Burrown-Bryan/ Alice Sluman.

Bean Bag: Reception & Year 1 – 1, Tyler John Short; 2, Ben Spencer; 3, Adam Williams. Year 2 & 3 – 1, Albert Edwards; 2, Harry Symons; 3, Owen Hutchinson. Year 4 & 5 – 1, Klay Kelemati; 2, Harrison Short; 3, Zoe Foster. Year 6 – 1, Lia Grey; 2, Bailey Whipp; 3, Samantha Foster.

25m Dash: Reception & Year 1 – 1, Mollie Adcock; 2, Indy Harris; 3, Carys Trickey. Year 2 & 3 – 1, Callum Deemer; 2, Barney Adams; 3, Adam Leeworthy.

50m Dash: Year 4 & 5 – 1, Harrison Short; 2, Harry Wicks; 3, Olivia Taylor. Year 6 – 1, Isaac Jones; 2, Frazer Gale; 3, Lucie Adcock.

Adults race: Men - David Leeworthy. Women - Daniella Jewell.