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Suffolk Show 2013: Olympic and Commonwealth stars on hand at Sports Village to inspire young and old alike

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 29 May 2013

Suffolk Show 2013 Day One

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One of the most popular areas at Wednesday’s Suffolk Show was the sports village.

Youngsters and adults alike defied the drizzly conditions to try their hand at a range of activities.

There were more than 30 different sports, including cricket, golf, judo, tennis, rugby, athletics and archery.

Suffolk’s very own sporting stars were also on hand to inspire people to get active, including Olympic handball star Louise Dukes, double Commonwealth gold medal archer Nicky Hunt and bronze medal winning Paralympic power lifter Zoe Newson.

There was also a “dance zone” and various demonstrations, including a parkour and gymnastics display from Felixstowe’s Escape Reality.

Olympic torch bearer Amy Linton, 19, from Bury St Edmunds, who carried the flame through Ipswich, also spent time talking to visitors.

“It’s been really nice,” she said. “It’s the first time that I’ve had the torch our for a while but people are still very interested.”

People could also get information on the various activities across the county, including the Fit for Villages programme, Cycle Suffolk and Community Games.

Tony Bush, business development manager for Suffolk Sport, said: “It has been very good. It’s been incredibly busy and we have lots and lots of different sports for people to try.

“Whether it’s one they play regularly, or something they’ve never tried before, there’s something for everyone. The aim is to try and encourage people to get a bit more active, it’s all part of the legacy from London 2012.”

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