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Going for the gold! Kids participate in Olympic events

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Goal!: Trinice Williams, 9, shows off her soccer skills at the kids’ Olympics on Sunday.
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Colling off: Matthew Hanna, 8, of Bay Ridge took some time out from the fierce competition to jump through sprinklers.
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The ringleader: Shlomo Shmulewitz, 9, tossed some rings at the Olympics festival.
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Winning: According to this handy chart she made, Gabriella Kay did pretty well for herself.

Floyd Bennett Field was home to the Brooklyn sporting event of the year — the kids’ Olympics!

Kids from across the borough flocked to the Aviator Sports Center in Mill Basin on Sunday, taking up bows and javelines — and running through more than one sprinkler — for this summer’s Aviator Olympic Sports Festival.

“There was soccer, basketball, archery, gymanstics, and javelin throwing,” said Avigail Shmulewitz, who brough her three children. “The kids had a great time.”

The Aviator Sports Center field day emulated the events of the Summer Olympics in large part, but also added some kid-friendly activities, including crafts and foam-covered sprinklers to cool off.

But parents said this event is even better than the real thing, and for one simple reason — everybody wins!

“What I liked most: there were no winners or losers, everyone got something for participating, and they were all happy,” said Dina Kay, who brought her daughter, Gabriella, to the event. “Everybody had a very good time.”

After the event, kids showed a new interest in the upcoming, official Summer Olympics, parents said.

“Yeah, they’ve been asking about it,” said Shmulewitz.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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