A Coventry mother and her two sons have celebrated their special family success at competing in International Childeren’s Games. Mrs. McKeown and her sons Michael and Daniel all won Gold medals. Mother won her medal in Lausanne / Switzerland 1980 – 8 cities from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and England participated in the 9th Games.
Her son Michael won the Athens / Greece 2009 gold medal 1.500 m event and his younger brother Daniel won the same competition in this year Lanarkshire 2011 Games.
The family celebrated their achievements at an awards night held in Coventry when all of the other Coventry competitors who competed this year received their certificates from the Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Keiran Mulhall.
Cllr John Mutton, who is a member of the ICG International Committee and has organised the Coventry team’s participation in the games since 1997 said:
When Mrs McKeown spoke to me while watching her son’s compete in this year’s games I was amazed to learn that she had also competed in the Interanational Children’s Games. This is probably unique in the history of the games and something that I thought we should celebrate.