Thursday, October 12

Badminton (1 gold)*
Team USA’s Jennie Gai won gold as a member of the badminton team relay for Team Alpha. The team relay is an innovative badminton event with eight teams of eight players: four men and four women on each. They play 10 matches, and players accumulate points until a team reaches a winning total of 110 points. Team Alpha earned a narrow victory in the exciting event, winning 110-106.

In the men’s and women’s recurve individual ranking rounds, Trenton Cowles and Catalina GNoriega both finished in the top-half of all competitors. Cowles finished ranked 15th in the men’s event as he shot a 330 in the first half and a 335 in the second half for a combined score of 665. In the women’s event, GNoriega finished 14th with scores of 320 and 322. In the mixed international team event, GNoriega paired with Hazael Jesus Rodriguez Valero of Cuba to place seventh in the ranking round with a combined score of 1302, and Cowles paired with Quinn Reddig of Namibia placed 18th with a team total of 1299.

The women’s 3x3 team finished pool play with an undefeated record. The team of Aliyah Boston, Samantha Brunelle, Paige Bueckers and Hailey van Lith picked up two dominant wins as the topped Egypt 21-4 in the 
morning, followed by a 21-9 victory over Ukraine.

Ria Sribar competed in the women’s kayak head-to-head sprint but did not advance to the quarterfinals.

Mattie Hatcher was one of 13 athletes to clear without penalty in round A of the jumping individual final. She qualified for round B, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Dominique Stater finished her final race in ninth place in women’s windsurfer Techno 293+. She placed 12th overall after seven days of racing. In the final race for the men’s windsurfer Techno 293+, Manuel Nores notched a 21st place finish for a final result of 19th place. Nico Martin and Anaclare Sole finished three races in the mixed two-person multihull Nacra 15 event. With two eighth place finishes and one seventh place finishes, the duo sits in seventh place after 12 races. Due to weather considerations, several races were postponed and will be rescheduled; Team USA sailors compete again tomorrow, with medals to be decided in the remaining events

The final day of swimming competition was one of close finishes for Team USA. Ethan Harder finished just shy of the podium in the men’s 200-meter backstroke final. Harder’s time of 1:59.79 was less than four-tenths of a second back from the bronze. Kaitlynn Sims finished fifth in the women’s 400m freestyle final in 4:15.53. The mixed 4x100 medley advanced to the final from the morning session and went on to finish fifth in 3:53.32. Kate Douglass finished seventh in the women’s 50 freestyle final in 25.83. Jake Johnson came in eighth in the men’s 200 butterfly final in 2:02.10. Maddie Donohoe competed in the heats of the women’s 400 freestyle and did not advance.

Table Tennis 
In the preliminary stage of the mixed international team event Amy Wang, Kanak Jha partnered to handily win 3-0 over the Oceania 1 team. In the first singles match, Wang defeated Grace Rosi Yee of Fiji 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, 11-3). Jha followed suit with a 3-0 win over Benjamin Gould of Australia (11-3, 11-5, 11-7). The doubles match was more closely contested, but the U.S. pair still took the win 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-10). 

Track and Field
Malcolm Clemons sits in fifth place after stage one of the men’s long jump. His mark of 7.46 will be added to his best mark in stage two - a competition format unique to the Youth Olympic Games.