Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
From 6th to 18th October 2018, Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Manu Bhaker led the Indian team as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the opening ceremony. Jeremy Lalrinnunga was India’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
- 4,000 athletes, from 206 teams, aged 15-18 participated. Indian contingent consisted of 68 members, including 46 athletes. This is India’s largest ever contingent at the Youth Olympics.
- Russian Federation topped the medal tally with 59 medals: 29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals. Japan secured 2nd position with 39 medals: 15 gold, 12 silver, 12 bronze.
- India obtained 17th position with 13 Medals: 3 gold, 9 silver and 1 bronze.
Gold medal winners:
|1||10m Air Pistol Men’s Shooting||Saurabh Chaudhary|
|2||Men’s 62kg Weightlifting||Jeremy Lalrinnunga||India’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal|
|3||10m Air Pistol Women Shooting||Manu Bhaker||Manu Bhaker has become the 1stIndian shooter to win gold in Youth Olympic Games|
|1||Archery – Men’s Recurve Individual||Akash Malik||India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games|
|2||Hockey5s Men’s team event||Indian Men’s Hockey team||won silver medals in their debut|
|3||Hockey5s Women’s team event||Indian Women’s Hockey team||won silver medals in their debut|
|4||Badminton Men’s Singles||Lakshya Sen|
|5||10m Air Rifle Women’s Shooting||Mehuli Ghosh|
|6||10m Air Rifle Men’s Shooting||Shahu Tushar Mane|
|7||Women’s Freestyle 43kg Wrestling||Simran Simran|
|8||Athletics – Men’s 5000m Race Walk||Suraj Panwar|
|9||Women’s 44 kg Judo||Tababi Devi Thangjam||India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level|
- Prashant Chauhan, Sudeep Chirmako, Shivam Anand, Pawan, Rahul Rajbhar, Sanjay, Maninder Singh, Vivek Prasad, Rabichandra Moirangathem.
India women’s national field hockey team consisted of:
- Bichu Devi Kharibam, Baljeet Kaur, Ishika Chaudhary, Chetna, Khushboo, Reet, Salima Tete, Lalremsiami, Mumtaz Khan.
Bronze medal winners:
|1||Athletics – Men’s Triple Jump||Praveen Chithravel|
- Lakshya Sen also won gold medal as part of the winning team (‘Team Alpha’) in the mixed team event (badminton).
- Tababi Devi Thangjam also won a silver medal in the mixed team event under mixed-NOC.
- Manu Bhaker & Bezhan Fayzullaev won silver Medal in the Mixed 10 metre air pistol.
- Saurabh Chaudhary donated the pistol with which he won gold medal to be a part of Olympic Museum in Switzerland.
- Thangjam Tababi Devi donated her competition attire to the International Olympic Committee to be a part of the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.