Youth Olympic Games 2018 Indian Winners: India participated at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 October to 18 October 2018.India managed their best ever medal haul of the Youth Olympics in this edition. Jeremy Lalrinnunga won India’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal. Tababi Devi won the first ever youth Olympics medal for India in Judo and later also won a silver in the mixed team event under mixed-NOC . Manu Bhaker became the first Indian girl to win a Youth Olympics Gold medal. Both Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey 5s teams won silver medals in their debut. India placed 46 athletes in 13 sports with 36 events, its largest contingent till now. Youth Olympic Games 2018 Indian Winners: India marks its debut in field hockey 5s and sport climbing at the Youth Olympics. The contingent includes ISSF senior and junior world cup champion Manu Bhaker, Commonwealth Games medallist shooter Mehuli Ghosh,ISSF senior world champion Saurabh Choudary, world youth boxing champion Jyoti Gulia and world youth silver medalist Jeremy Lalrinunga in weightlifting.Youth Olympic Games 2018 Indian Winners
History of Youth Olympic Games:
The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organized by the International Olympic Committee. The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with the current Olympic Games format, though in reverse order with Winter Games held in leap years instead of Summer Games. The first summer version was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010 while the first winter version was held in Innsbruck, Austria from 13 to 22 January 2012.The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18. The idea of such an event was introduced by Johann Rosenzopf from Austria in 1998. On 6 July 2007, International Olympic Committee (IOC) members at the 119th IOC session in Guatemala City approved the creation of a youth version of the Olympic Games, with the intention of sharing the costs of hosting the event between the IOC and the host city, whereas the traveling costs of athletes and coaches were to be paid by the IOC. These Games will also feature cultural exchange programs and opportunities for participants to meet Olympic athletes.
2018 Youth Olympic Games:
The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games (Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud de 2018), officially known as the III Summer Youth Olympic Games, and commonly known as Buenos Aires 2018, is an international sports, cultural, and educational event were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 6 and 18 October 2018. It is the first Summer Youth Olympic Games was held outside of Asia.
Buenos Aires is the largest city & Capital of Argentina.
Currency of Argentina- Argentine peso
President of Argentina- Mauricio Macri
A total of 206 countries participated in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
The 2018 Summer Youth Olympics featured 241 events in 32 sports.
Kosovo and South Sudan made their Youth Olympics debut.
This is the first Olympic participation of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)
List of Youth Olympic Games 2018 Indian Winners
Manu Bhaker was the flag bearer at Opening Ceremony of 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga was the flag bearer at Closing Ceremony of 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
1. Jeremy Lalrinnunga | Gold (Weightlifting 62 kg) | The 15-year-old from Mizoram became India’s first gold medallist at the Youth Olympic Games. Jeremy lifted a total of 274 kg (124kg snatch + 150kg clean & jerk), just 1 kg short of the senior national record, to easily beat the rest of the field.
2. Manu Bhaker | Gold (10m Air Pistol) | The World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist overcame her recent dip in form to clinch Gold with a total score of 236.5. Bhaker failed to pick up any medals at this year’s Asian Games and World Championships, but bounced back in style becoming the first Indian shooter to win gold at the Youth Asian Games.
3. Saurabh Chaudhary | Gold (10m Air Pistol) | Saurabh won a gold medal on debut at the Asian Games 2018 and followed that performance with a gold at the Youth Olympics. The 16-year-old dominated the final, shooting 244.2 and had a staggering 18 scores of 10 and above in the eight-man finals.
4. Lakshya Sen | Silver (Badminton) | The former junior world No. 1 had to settle for silver after losing to China’s Shifeng Li in the finals. Sen became only the second Indian shuttler to win a silver at the event, eight years after HS Prannoy had achieved the feat back in 2010.
5. Tababi Devi Thangjam | Silver (Judo 44kg) | The teenager (in white) from Manipur became India’s first judoka to win an Olympic medal at any level. The 2017 Asian Cadet champion Tababi, lost out 0-2 to Gimenez who is a Pan American U18 Championships gold medalist.
6. Mehuli Ghosh | Silver (10m Air Rifle) | Ghosh came within striking distance of winning gold before settling for silver in the women’s 10m air-rifle shooting. The 18-year-old finished with a total of 248.0 behind Denmark’s Grundsoee, who ended with a score of 248.7.
7. Simran – Silver (Women’s 43kg freestyle) | After sharing reel space with movie superstars in Sultan and Dangal, Simran made a podium appearance on the real stage winning silver in the 43kg weight category. Simran dominated the field in Buenos Aires but lost in the finals to cadet world champion Emily Shilson of USA.
8. Suraj Panwar – Silver (5000m Walk) | Panwar became the first Indian athlete at the 2018 Youth Olympics and third across all editions to win a silver medal. He did so with a personal best timing of 20.35.87 in the first stage of the 5000m race and improved on that with 20.23.30 in the second stage to bag the silver medal.
9. Hockey | Silver (Men’s and Women’s) | India men and women’s U18 teams came off second best in the final of the Hockey 5s event at the Youth Olympics. India men’s team went down 2-4 to Malaysia in the Final while the women lost 1-3 to host Argentina.
10. Praveen Chitravel | Bronze (Men’s Triple Jump) | Praveen Chitravel finished with a combined total of 31.52m to bag the bronze medal. He finished Stage 1 in third place with a best jump of 15.84m and cleared a distance of 15.68m in Stage 2. Alejandro Diaz of Cuba won the gold with a combined effort of 34.18m.
Youth Olympic Games 2018 Indian Winners
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Youth Olympic Games 2018 Indian Winners
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|Day 4||10 October||1||0||0||1|
|Day 5||11 October||0||0||0||0|
|Day 6||12 October||0||1||0||1|
|Day 7||13 October||0||1||0||1|
|Day 8||14 October||0||2||0||2|
|Day 9||15 October||0||1||0||1|
|Day 10||16 October||0||0||1||1|
|Day 11||17 October||0||1||0||1|
|Day 12||18 October||0||0||0||0|