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Gold for ‘Sport for Hope Centre’ athlete Sydney Siame

The multi-sport complex in Lusaka, inaugurated in 2010, aims to promote and facilitate access to sports for young athletes and local communities. The 16-year old won with the impressive time of 10.56sec, just one hundredth of a second ahead of Kenta Oshima (JPN) who took second place. Show More Summary

Pleasure and pain for new archery talent Lee Woo Seok

The 17-year-old is the latest talent to emerge from the archery superpower of Republic of Korea, and even Brazilian prodigy Marcus Carvalho Lopes Dalmeida could not come close to denting Lee’s dominance of the Youth Olympic tournament. But the pleasure of victory was not without a cost. Show More Summary

Yang makes another splash to win platform gold

Yang matched the achievements of his female compatriot Wu Shengping (CHN) by completing a golden double, having also won the 3m springboard competition. None of Yang’s rivals came close to matching his winning score of 665.90 points,...Show More Summary

Brazilians in dream land after claiming first ever YOG beach volleyball gold

“Duda” and “Paty”, who had won all nine of their previous matches at these Games in straight sets, lost the first set of this match against the well-organised Mcnamaras. But after a disappointing start, the Brazilians came back strongly...Show More Summary

Zemaitis late show helps Lithuania clinch basketball gold, while US women outclass the Dutch

Zemaitis is mobbed by his Lithuania team-mates after netting the winning shot The last-ditch drama sparked wild celebrations on the court as Lithuania savoured an 18-16 triumph over France in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games final, but Zemaitis refused to take the credit. “All my team-mates are the heroes,” he said. Show More Summary

Thrills, spills and 620 runners provide athletics programme with grandstand finish

Relay batons change hands in the 8x100m relay Team 34, comprised of eight athletes of different nationalities who were previously unfamiliar with each other, raced to victory in 1 minute, 40.20 seconds at Yanshan Road. Luckily for German...Show More Summary

High praise for innovative mixed team golf event

Not for the first time, the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games have gone boldly into new territory, with an exciting format that has proven to be a real hit with the athletes and the crowds alike. The proceedings opened with the fourballs, in which each player on the two-person team plays his or her own ball with the best score on each hole counting. Show More Summary

China cruise past Venezuelans to win women's football gold

The Chinese, by far the strongest of the six entrants, overwhelmed a Venezuela team that had impressed up to this stage. Wan Wenting put China 1-0 up with a great header after 10 minutes, Xie Qiwen added a second eight minutes later,...Show More Summary

Childhood friends reunited as Youth Olympic athletes after 12 years

Ava Lorein Verdeflor (PHI) and Martina Lindsay Veloso (SIN) grew up as neighbours in Singapore, but when Verdeflor was three years old, her family moved. The 15-year-old artistic gymnast now lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas in the United States. Show More Summary

Singaporean sailors strike gold in Nanjing

Singapore's gold medal winner Chin in action on sailing's final day The island nation, previously without a gold medal at any Olympic level, emphatically erased that record on 24 August, claiming first place in both the men's and women's...Show More Summary

Ice-cool diver Yang gets the job done

Yang Hao celebrates with his gold medal and the Nanjing 2014 mascot “I’ve just realised I’ve got the gold medal,” he said matter-of-factly after recording a winning score of 614.80. “I’m not too moved, I’ve simply done my job out there.” The crowd at the Nanjing Olympic Sport Centre Natatorium were a bit more expressive. Show More Summary

Whyte and Kwemoi Soet maintain golden traditions on the track

Natalliah Whyte storms to the gold medal in the women's 200m Whyte, who won the women’s 200m gold in 23.55 seconds, stood underneath the huge TV screen at the finish line and struggled to find the words to describe the images she was seeing. "I'm overwhelmed," she said. Show More Summary

Tears of joy as show jumper Fraser takes gold

New Zealand's Emily Fraser (centre) is flanked by silver medallist Martina Campi (left) and third-placed Jake Hunter, from Australia “I just hugged my horse, I was so excited, and I burst into tears,” said the ecstatic young Kiwi. “I’ve...Show More Summary

Moreno and Li overcome hurdles to win archery mixed team gold

He reached the venue just in the nick of time but then realised there was a clear language barrier between him and his Chinese partner Li Jiaman. However the pair quickly established a common language to secure a magnificent victory,...Show More Summary

Belarusians lead canoe-kayak medal charge on Day 8

Kamila Bobr took gold in the women’s C1, while team-mate Stanislau Daineka finished first in the men’s K1. In the day’s other two events, Moldova’s Serghei Tarnovschi won gold in the men’s C1, while Inna Nikitina finished first for Russia...Show More Summary

Xu wins battles of nerves to claim gold in women's singles tennis

Local hero: China’s Xu Shilin handled the pressure to win gold Xu, the junior world number 13, beat her opponent, who is ranked 12th in the world, in straight sets (6-3, 6-1), after the final was delayed for an hour due to heavy rain. “It was really tough because it took so long to get on the court,” said Shymanovich said. Show More Summary

Czechs find winning formula as cycling breaks new ground

The main men’s and women’s events had pitted mountain bikers against road racers, and seen time trialists adapt their skills to BMX. And the two-wheeled experimentation came to an exciting conclusion on 24 August with a new format mixed...Show More Summary

Sharp shooting Lifanov seals modern pentathlon gold

The 18-year-old entered the final event – the combined run and shoot – in fourth place and 16 seconds off the lead. By the end of the first 25 metres of running and first round of shooting, he found himself tied for first place withShow More Summary

Nuno Merino: YOG athletes, just enjoy the show!

Q: Nuno, can you tell us about your role as Athlete Role Model here in Nanjing and what are your first impressions of the YOG? Nuno: I have been extremely excited about this for a while. This is my first opportunity as a former athlete to talk with the athletes outside the Trampoline arena and to help them with different kinds of things. Show More Summary

Wu factor at the Natatorium as Chinese diver wins gold

Everyone deals with nerves in their own way, but Chinese diving sensation Wu Shengping showed she has a particularly effective method, as she swooped to gold in the women’s 10m platform diving on 23 August. “I didn’t feel any pressure while diving. Show More Summary

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