Monday, October 8 

 Taekwondo (1 silver)

After breaking her hand in the quarterfinal, Anastasija Zolotic powered through her semifinal to the women’s 49 kg. final match, where she fell to Elizaveta Ryadninskaya of Russia, 17-16. Her silver medal marks Team USA’s second podium finish of the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

Swimming (1 bronze)

Rhyan White won Team USA’s first medal in the pool with a bronze in the women’s 100-meter backstroke. White had the fastest reaction time of the field and touched the wall in 1:00.60. Jake Johnson advanced to final of men’s 200m IM where he finished fifth, he also finished eighth in the 100m fly. Women’s 4x100m IM final 5th. Kate Douglass advanced to women’s 100m free semifinal where she finished seventh. Will Barao competed in the first round of the 200 free and did not advance.


Jennie Gai shutout Jakka Vaishnavi Reddy of India with a 2-0 win in group play. Gai won her games 21-18 and and 23-21.


Led by Sam Brunelle’s 15 points across Team USA’s opening day, the women’s 3x3 basketball team cruised through their first day of pool play with dominant victories over Venezuela (21-9) and Sri Lanka (21-8). They will complete preliminary round play on Friday, Oct. 12, with games against Egypt and Ukraine. MORE.


Isaac Herbst and Emily Vermeule both advanced to the quarterfinal round of competition in men’s and women’s epee, respectively. Herbst lost, 13-12, in overtime to Paul Veltrup of Germany, while Vermeule fell, 15-14, to Kaylin Sin Yan Hsieh of Hong Kong.


Brandon Briones, qualified for the rings and vault exercise final in men’s artistic gymnastics qualification. On the vault, Briones secured the top qualification score and in the rings qualification round, Briones scored a 13.533 for second in the preliminary ranking and a spot in the final. Alyssa Oh, finished eighth in qualification to advance to the trampoline finals. MORE.


In the junior women’s pair, Kaitlin Knifton and Catherine Garrett finished 10th, fourth and fourth in their three heats to end the rounds of women’s pair in tenth place. They will race in Tuesday’s C final. Max Heid had two third-place finishes in his heats to end the rounds of the men’s single sculls ranked 17th. He will race in the E/F semifinal.

Nico Martin and Anaclare Sole mixed two-person multihull Nacra 15, finished 12th out of 14 in the first race. Manuel Nores men’s windsurfing Techno 293+, did not finish the third race. Dominique Stater women’s windsurfing Techno 293+, was disqualified in the third race.

Table Tennis

Kanak Jha improved to a 3-0 record in preliminary play, defeating Jann Mari Nayre of the Philippines with a 4-0 win. Amy Wang started the day off with a strong 4-0 victory over Sabina Surjan of Serbia before falling to Tatiana Kukulkova of Slovakia, 4-3. Wang now stands 2-1 in the preliminary stage.  


Alexa Noel fell 2-0 to Diane Parry of France in her first match of women’s singles. Fellow American Lea Ma lost to  Kamilla Rakhimova of Russia, 2-1. Drew Baird and Tristan Boyer lost 2-0 to the mixed team of Nicolas Mejia of Colombia and Gilbert Soares Klier Junior of Brazil in the first round of men’s doubles.


Drew Shellenberger placed seventh in the men’s triathlon event. His time of 54 minutes, 47 seconds on the 750-meter swim, 19.4-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run course was less than 90 seconds off the pace of the men’s winner, Dylan McCullough of New Zealand. MORE.