2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
- October 6th-18th, 2018
- Swimming Portion: October 7th-12th, 2018
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Schedule & Results
- YouTube Live Stream (24hr Youth Olympic Stream)
Day 5 finals at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires was another exciting session, including a pair of very close finals in the men’s 50 fly and women’s 50 back and two national records broken by Ireland’s Mona McSharry in the women’s 50 free and Vietnam’s Nguyen Huy Hoang in the men’s 800 free.
You can watch a full playback of the session via the Olympic Channel on YouTube below:
Nguyen won the men’s 800 in a time of 7:50.20, breaking his national record of 7:54.32 to top early leader Keisuke Yoshida (7:53.85) of Japan. We then saw Andrei Minakov prevail in a very tight men’s 50 fly final, clocking 23.62 to edge out countryman Daniil Markov and Norwegian Tomoe Hvas, who tied for silver .01 in 23.63. Italian Thomas Ceccon was just another .02 back in 23.65 to narrowly miss the medals.
The third individual final came in the women’s 50 back, where Kaylee McKeown picked up her first gold medal of the meet in 28.28 over 100m champ Daria Vaskina (28.38) of Russia. The night closed out with the Russians earning another relay victory in the women’s 4×100 free.
For a full recap of day 5 finals click here.