Tuesday, October 9 

Fencing (1 silver)
Kenji Bravo
 became the first man to medal for Team USA in Buenos Aires as he brought home the silver in the men’s foil. He faced Armand Spichiger of France in the gold-medal bout and finished 15-7. Alexis Anglade advanced to the women’s saber quarterfinal where she narrowly fell to Jueun Lee of South Korea 15-14.

Equestrian (1 gold)*
American Mattie Hatcher, riding for the mixed-country Team North America, partnered with athletes across borders to earn the gold medal in team jumping after an exciting jump-off against Team Europe. Hatcher, the last rider of each round, had three clean and fast rides with horse Santa Rosa Valery to help her team secure their spot atop the podium. 

Jennie Gai recorded another win in the group stage as she defeated Elena Andreu of Spain 2-0. Gai dominated the first game 21-10 and pulled out the second game in 22-20.

Akshay Bhatia shot a 69, one-under par, in men’s individual stroke play. Bhatia and three other competitors share the top-ranked spot after the first day of golf at the Youth Olympic Games.Lucy Li shot 78 (+8) to finish the first round of women’s individual stroke play ranked 18th.

On the opening day of individual all-around qualification for women’s rhythmic gymnastics, Elizabeth Kapitonova scored 14.600 in hoop and 14.350 in ball. She currently sits in 13th. Brandon Briones finished 10th in the parallel bars qualification with a score of 13.266.

Kaitlyn Knifton and Catherine Garrett finished second in the women’s pair C final to close out their competition in Buenos Aires. Max Heid secured his place in Wednesday’s E final for the men’s single sculls as he finished first in the E/F semifinal. Maxwell finished more than two and a half seconds faster than the nearest competitor in his heat.

Cameron Maramenides racked up three top-five finishes in men’s kiteboarding IKA twin tip. He finished the first three races for his event in fourth, second and second. In windsurfing Techno 293+, Dominique Stater finished the fourth women’s race in 15th, and Manuel Nores finished second in the fourth men’s race. In the mixed two-person multihull Nacra 15, Nicolas Martin and Anaclare Sole, placed in the top-10 in all four of their races today: seventh, eighth, sixth and seventh.

Rhyan White was less than three-tenths of a second away from a podium finish as she took fourth in the women’s 200 back in 2:10.95. Kaitlynn Sims and Maddie Donohoe finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 800 free final. The men’s 4x100 free relay team finished seventh. Other athletes competing for Team USA included Ethan HarderKate Douglass and Ethan Dang who did not advance out of their heats.

Table Tennis
Kanak Jha and Amy Wang both advanced to the quarterfinals of singles competition. Jha remains undefeated in Buenos Aires. In the morning’s round of 16 for the men, he shut out Guiherme Teodoro of Brazil 4-1. In the quarterfinal, he topped Yew En Koen Pang of Singapore 4-1. Amy Wang won 4-1 over Rui Xuan Goi of Singapore in the women’s singles round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinal against Andreea Dragoman of Romania. Wang fell 4-2.

Drew Baird fell to Gilert Soares Klier Junior in the second round of the men’s singles second round after narrowly losing in a tiebreaker in the first set, 9-7, and losing 6-4 in the second set.  Baird also competed in mixed doubles with Lea Ma and  fell 2-0 to the Italian team of Elisabetta Cocciaretto and Lorenzo Musetti in sets of  6-1 and 6-4. The mixed doubles team of Alexa Noel and Tristan Boyer fell 2-0 to Iga Swiatek and Daniel Michalski of Poland in sets of 7-5 and 6-2.

It was a successful day for both the men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams as they picked up wins in pool play. The men’s team of Timothy Brewster and John Schwengel picked up their first win 2-0 over the Venezuelan team of Jose Osorio and Gabriel Gonzalez Hernandez. They won their games 21-13 and 21-18. The women’s team of Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks defeated Celine Baumann and Mara Betschart of Switzerland 2-0 with games of 21-16 and 21-12.

Jerome Smith finished fourth place in his 69 kg. class. On his final lift, he attempted more weight than he's ever lifted before in the clean & jerk, but fell short, landing just off the podium. MORE.

*indicates a mixed-country event.