Google celebrates 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games with a Doodle

Ruben Hill
October 9, 2018

There was disappointment for BMX riders Jessie Smith and Cailen Calkin, with the Waikato pairing finishing fifth in the mised teams event.

"We've both been World Champions but to represent New Zealand has been such a privilege".

The pair had been hoping for a podium finish but weren't able to crack the top three in their finals.

Cailen Calkin and Jessie Smith finished fifth in the mixed teams event. I was disappointed with how it went but that's racing. "So I'm happy to be here", added Farr, who nailed distinctions in all eight subjects sat at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams, including add maths and chemistry.

The 18-year-old takes on Nicolas Ignacio Burgos of Chile in Group B of the men's singles preliminary stage before facing Maciej Kolodziejczyk of Austria six hours later. "I wish I could have ridden better".

The Youth Olympics will also set a precedent for gender equality with, for the first time in Olympic history, an equal number of male and female athletes among the 4,000 participants competing in 32 sports in total.

"It's pretty special, and my mum, dad, brother and aunty have all come over to watch me which is awesome", Tetzlaff says.

"Having sport climbing in the Olympic Games is really cool, it's inspiring lots of kids to get into the sport too which is neat".

"I was a swimmer before the triathlon and it's amusing the swim now is my worst segment", Schlebusch said after the event.

Coleman, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, was sitting in 13th place following the swim and safely in the main pack during the cycle leg of the sprint race.

"I'm here to give my best, regardless of whom I'm facing", said Nayre, who made the trip to this Argentinian capital after winning the Rarotonga qualifiers in the Cook Islands in June after failing to medal in the recent Asian Games in Indonesia and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Sligo native will race in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke as well as the 50m freestyle David Kitt (Golf) The Galway native will also compete in the individual and mixed team competitions in Buenos Aires, playing alongside Lauren Crowley Walsh.

In the table tennis arena New Zealand were treated to a tough opening day.

Preston-born Cullen, who has two world junior titles to his name, entered the final as one of the fancied riders, however, a slow start meant he found it hard to recover and eventually finished in seventh and ensuring the duo ended the event in 10th.

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