Team Canada’s rising stars capture 11 medals at Buenos Aires 2018
Who has won Team Canada’s 11 medals at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games?
Here are the Canadian athletes that have captured at Buenos Aires 2018, the third Summer Youth Olympic Games.
Keagan Young started off Buenos Aires 2018 by winning Judo Canada’s first medal in Youth Olympic Games history. After losing his quarter final match, Young earned his place in the -81kg bronze medal match by winning two bouts in the repechage round. He defeated Alex Barto of Slovakia for a spot on the podium.
2 – Emma Misak
Emma won silver in breaking, Canada’s first medal in the new sport at the Youth Olympic Games. Breaking competitors are judged on five criteria: creativity, personality, technique, variety, performativity and musicality. Emma was defeated at Buenos Aires 2018 only by gold medallist, Ram of Japan.
3 – Finlay Knox
Finlay Knox won Canada’s third medal at Buenos Aires 2018 when he swam to bronze in the 200m individual medley with a time of 2:01.91. Knox touched the wall just 2.33 seconds behind winner Tomoe Hvas of Norway. Thomas Ceccon of Italy won silver in 2:01.29.
4 – Madison Broad
Swimming Canada’s medal haul continued with Madison Broad winning silver in 200m backstroke. Entering the final ranked fifth, Broad clocked 2:10.32 to finish just 0.19s behind the Republic of Moldova’s Tatiana Salcutan.
5 – Ethan McClymont
Ethan McClymont won bronze in men’s -73 kg taekwondo for Canada’s fifth medal of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. McClymont lost 15-7 to Taipei’s Men-En Lee in the semifinal to claim bronze. Lee went on to win silver while Iran’s Mohammadali Khosravi won gold.
6 – Alexander Milanovich
Swimming Canada’s third medal and Canada’s sixth at Buenos Aires 2018 was won by Alexander Milanovich in the 50m breaststroke. Milanovich won bronze in a time of 27.87s, just 0.02s behind China’s Jiajun Sun. Michael James of South Africa won gold in 27.51s.
7 – Rachel Krapman
To encourage respect and understanding between judo athletes at the Youth Olympic Games, mixed teams were created with athletes from various countries working together to claim a spot on the podium. As part of Team London, Rachel Krapman won bronze for Judo Canada’s second medal at Buenos Aires 2018.
8 – Brian Yang
Brian Yang won Canada’s second mixed team medal and first gold at Buenos Aires 2018 in badminton as part of Team Alpha. Yang won his singles match 22-18 over Team Zeta’s Nhat Hguyen to help his team win gold.
9 – Emma Spence
Emma Spence vaulted her way into history when she won Canada’s first Youth Olympic Games artistic gymnastics medal. Her combined score of 13.483 after her two vaults put her in third place behind Giorgia Villa of Italy (14.233) and Csenge Maria Bacskay of Hungary (13.922).
10 – Felix Dolci
Felix Dolci quickly followed Spence with Canada’s second artistic gymnastics medal at a Youth Olympic Games. Dolci qualified for the men’s rings final in fourth place, but his score of 13.366 landed him on the podium with a silver medal.
11 – Women’s Rugby Sevens
The women’s rugby sevens team defeated Colombia 24-19 to win the bronze medal. Tries were scored by Madison Grant (1 try), Carmen Izyk (1 try) and Taylor Black (3 tries). This is Canada’s second medal in women’s rugby sevens. The sport debuted at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games where Canada won silver.