Record 30 Nations Now Represented In YOG Medal Standings

2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Through the penultimate night of competition of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, a record number of nations penetrated the medal standings, totaling 30 in all. With Vietnamese swimmer Nguyen Huy Hoang‘s gold in the men’s 800 freestyle, he gave his nation a gold and put it on the board, ranking 12th.

Russia remains on top and is out of reach with just 1 day of competition left, entering Friday’s final session with 10 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronze medals to make it 15 in all. Russia is the only nation with double-digit golds, as well as a double-digit medal haul overall with still more racing to come.

Remaining in their spots as runner-up and beyond is Hungary, China and Italy, while Australia made a moved up to 5th, courtesy of teenage titan Kaylee McKeown‘s gold in the 50m backstroke last night.

SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE THROUGH DAY 5 OF THE 2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

*   Host nation (Argentina)

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 10 3 2 15
2  Hungary (HUN) 5 1 0 6
3  China (CHN) 2 3 1 6
4  Italy (ITA) 1 3 4 8
5  Australia (AUS) 1 3 2 6
6  Japan (JPN) 1 1 3 5
7  Norway (NOR) 1 1 1 3
8  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 2
9  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 1 2
 Israel (ISR) 1 0 1 2
 Lithuania (LTU) 1 0 1 2
12  Moldova (MDA) 1 0 0 1
 Vietnam (VIE) 1 0 0 1
14  Brazil (BRA) 0 3 0 3
15  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
16  Argentina (ARG)* 0 1 0 1
 Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 1 0 1
 Ireland (IRL) 0 1 0 1
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 0 1 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
 Serbia (SRB) 0 1 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 0 1
24  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
 Poland (POL) 0 0 2 2
 Slovenia (SLO) 0 0 2 2
27  Austria (AUT) 0 0 1 1
 Egypt (EGY) 0 0 1 1
 Germany (GER) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (30 nations) 27 28 27 82

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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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