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YOG BA 2018: Restrepo (COL) and Lin (CHN) pair for gold

When you put two champions together, you constitute a Chinese/Colombian pair and you compete in a mixed international team event in diving, the result can only be one: gold. Lin Shan (CHN) and Daniel Restrepo Garcia (COL) successfully paired for the last diving event at the Youth Olympic Games, getting the gold in 391.35. In this team competition (it only exists in the YOG), divers from different countries compete in pairs, alternatively from the 3m springboard and 10m platform.

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18Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Mexico takes gold after thrilling final

In the most interesting final of the diving competition at these Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG), Randal Willars Valdez gave a brilliant gold medal to Mexico, by finishing first in the men’s 10m platform, with 609.80. He defeated China’s Lian Junjie, who had been the best of the preliminaries. Lian got the silver in 600.05, while the bronze went to Ruslan Ternovoi, from Russia, in 596.85. 

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17Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Lin (CHN) also imperial in the 3m

Lin Shan, from China, was unbeatable in the final of the women’s 3m springboard, repeating her success from the 10m platform, at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG). The Chinese talent concluded the 3m event with 505.50 points, more than 100 points ahead of Russia’s Uliana Kliueva (445.05, silver), and of Bridget O’Neil, from USA, third in 439.60. 

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16Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Now happy as “Role Model”

One of the most inspiring initiatives related with the Youth Olympic Games is the “Athlete Role Model” programme, in which world stars in each discipline are invited to the competition to inspire the young talents and give them useful tips on the development of their future career. In Diving, Roseline Filion is fulfilling this role with notorious pleasure. The Canadian ace is in Buenos Aires following the sport she loves, after a career that spanned for more than a decade and brought, among other achievements, two bronze medals at the Olympics. 

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15Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Colombia gets gold in an epic final

In a very unpredictable final, Daniel Restrepo from Colombia, was the surprising winner of the men’s 3m springboard final, the second event of the diving competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Only sixth after the preliminaries, the 2018 junior world champion presented a programme with a total DD of 18.0 for five dives. The problem with difficult dives is that you have to execute them right to justify the option for a riskier presentation. The 18-year-old Colombian not only did them well, but he could also benefit from his main challengers’ weak points.

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15Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: “Grab your chance, aim high!”

In the pool deck, as a member of the FINA Technical Diving Committee, she remains discreet, making sure with her colleagues that everything is in place for the optimal organisation of the diving events at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG). She is happy to be on the “other side” of the curtain, after an amazing career that ended after the 2016 Olympics in Rio 2016. By then, she had accumulated five Games’ gold medals and had been 10 times on the podium (including six on the highest march) of the FINA World Championships.

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14Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Lin gives China first diving title

Lin Shan, from China, won the first event of the Diving competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, by imposing her superiority in the final of the women’s 10m platform. Already first after the morning preliminaries, Lin (17 years old) finished the four-dive final with 466.50 points, well ahead of Ukraine’s Sofiia Lyskun (silver in 406.10) and of Mexico’s Gabriela Agundes Garcia (bronze in 405.55). 

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14Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Magic number in swimming, 33

After six days of competition, 36 finals and almost 400 athletes in the pool, the swimming events are now over at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. In the Argentinean capital, many National Federations saw their best junior athletes shine at the highest level. The best possible proof of this accomplishment is the medal chart of the competition, where no less than 33 nations had at least one podium presence at these Games.

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13Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Two superstars lead Russia to the top

Russia, Kliment Kolesnikov and Andrei Minakov concluded in a brilliant way the swimming competition at the third Youth Olympic Games, being held in Buenos Aires (ARG), until October 18. In the final session at the Natatorium, the Europeans earned three more gold, leading the medal chart with 13 victories in the Argentinean capital. From this amount, Kliment Kolesnikov and Andrei Minakov were the athletes to beat, both with six wins in the competition. Their last two successes were obtained in the men’s 200m back and 100m free, respectively. 

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13Oct2018

YOG BA 2018: Inspiring and safeguarding Aquatics’ talents

Two major swimming stars were happy to share their experiences at the IF Focus Day, organised in the Athletes’ Village at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG). Thiago Pereira, from Brazil, and Mireia Belmonte, from Spain, were invited to join the initiative, devoted, this Friday, to Aquatics. Three presentations were made to the athletes, coaches and officials present in the assistance: “Safeguarding in Social Media”, “Improvement of your Sport performance”, and “FINA Activities and Development Programme”. 

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12Oct2018

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