Thursday, October 11

Golf (1 silver)
With his third and final round of play, golfer Akshay Bhatia earned the silver medal in the men’s individual event, earning Team USA’s fifth medal in Buenos Aires. Lucy Li finished tied for 7th in the women’s individual event.

Weightlifting (1 bronze)
Peyton Brown earned third place in the women’s 58 kg. weight class. In the snatch, Brown set a youth American record for the 16-17 age group with a lift of 85 kg. She lifted 101 kg. In the clean & jerk for a combined total of 186 kg. She won the first-ever medal at a Youth Olympic Games for an American weightlifter.

Jennie Gai competed in the relay team semifinal with Team Alpha, a mixed-country team. Gai took part in two events during the relay, defeating Hirari Mizui of Japan, 22-20, in the women’s singles game and pairing up with Sweden’s Ashwathi Pillai in the women’s doubles game to defeat Jaqueline Bralima of Brazil and Tereza Czesvabikova of the Czech Republic, 33-25. Gai’s wins helped Team Alpha defeat Team Theta, 110-90. They will play in the finals on Oct. 12.

Team USA earned a victory over Argentina, defeating the host nation 21-18. Earlier in the day, Team USA fell to Estonia, 21-14. With a 2-2 record at the Games, the men’s team will not advance. The women’s team will play its final two preliminary games on Oct. 12, and Carson McCorkle will compete in the dunk contest on Oct. 15. MORE.

Beach Volleyball
Men’s duo Tim Brewster and John Schwengel defeated Aruba in two sets to finish pool play with a 2-1 record. Women’s duo Lindsey Sparks and Devon Newberry took on Argentina, defeating the hosts in two sets, 21-8 and 21-18. With their win, Sparks and Newberry finish pool play with a 3-0 record and qualify for the round of 16, which will take place on Oct. 14. Brewster and Schwengel will first play in the round of 24 on Oct. 13.  

Brandon Briones 
finished just outside of the medals with a fourth-place performance in the men’s all-around final. Briones’ score of 80.131 was less than 14-hundredths of a point back from the bronze medal. Briones had his best result in the vault with a score of 14.333. He also recorded scores of 13.666 in floor, 12.700 in pommel horse, 13.033 in rings, 13.266 in parallel bars and 13.133 in horizontal bar. MORE. 

Manuel Nores, competing in men's windsurfer - Techno 293+, finished 19th, 22nd and 15th in his races today. Dominique Stater, competing in women’s windsurfer - Techno 293+, finished 14th, 19th and 9th in her races. Cameron Maramenides, competing in men’s kiteboarding - IKA Twin Tip, finished fifth in his sixth race of the Games. Due to weather considerations, several races were postponed and will be rescheduled; Team USA sailors compete again tomorrow, with medals to be decided in men’s and women’s windsurfer events.

Rhyan White finished fourth in the final of the women’s 50 backstroke in 28.86. Minutes later, she returned to the pool with her teammates Kate Douglass, Maddie Donohoe and Kaitlynn Sims for the final of the women’s 4x100 freestyle, finishing fifth in 3:52.32. In qualifying action, Douglass advanced to the final of the women’s 50 free with the sixth fastest time of the day (25.57). Ethan Dang finished 6th in the third heat 50 breast with a time of 21:60 and Will Barao finished eighth in the third heat of the men’s 800 free final in 8:23.60..

Track and Field
In a track and field format unique to the Youth Olympic Games, all athletes compete in two stages of competition and the results are combined to determine the medalists. In stage one of the track events, three U.S. athletes advanced to the fastest heat in the next stage of competition, including: Athing Mu, who ran the 800 in 2:08.01; Nicholas Ramey, who ran the 400 in 47.60 and Grace Stark, who ran the 100 hurdles in 13.31. Meghan Hunter also finished second in her heat of the 400 in 56.83, and Charles McBride sits in 8th place in high jump with a clearance of 2.05.