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Fencer opens Youth Games - by slicing ribbon with his sword

Richard Kruse opens the London Youth Games. Credit: London Tonight

Richard Kruse, double European silver fencing medallist, cuts the ribbon to the London Youth Games with his foil.

Richard has recently qualified for the Olympics. The 28 year old from Finchley first competed in the London Youth Games aged 12.

London Youth Games

Our Sports Reporter Sally Williams sent this report from the finals of the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace.

Olympic hopefuls - and budding athletes - celebrate the announcement that the London Youth Games have secured funding funtil 2015. Credit: London Tonight.

Leon Baptiste, sprinter, Zoe Smith, weightlifter, Richard Kruse, fencer, J J Jegede, long jumper...all at the London Youth Games today.

Some of them started out competing here. Now all are Olympic hopefuls.

The London Youth Games have more than 70,000 competitors and they have just secured funding for another three years - thus continuing the legacy for London athletes.