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Argentina’s Fausto Ruesga Wins Gold in Men’s Dunk Contest in Front of Packed Crowds at Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. France’s Mathilde Peyregne Wins Women’s Shoot-out

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: ARGENTINA’S FAUSTO RUESGA WINS GOLD IN MEN’S DUNK CONTEST IN FRONT OF PACKED CROWDS AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018. FRANCE’S MATHILDE PEYREGNE WINS WOMEN’S SHOOT-OUT

DATE: 15 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish, French

 

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It was skills day on the 3×3 Basketball court at Youth Olympics Games Buenos Aires 2018, with the men’s Dunk competition and women’s Shoot-Out taking place.

At a packed court in Urban Park in downtown Buenos Aires, local favourite Fausto Ruesga who took gold in the men’s Dunk. He performed his final two dunks draped in the Argentinian flag, much to the delight of the huge crowd.

In a tightly contested final with Russia’s Nikita Remizov, the gold medal was finally decided in an extra round after scores were level after the first three rounds of dunking. Highest and lowest marks of the five judges are taken away, and the score is calculated adding together the other three.

Ruesga showed ingenuity throughout the competition, and even plucked a young boy from the crowd to be part of one his dunk routines.

Niccolo Filoni of Italy took bronze after narrowly missing out on the final. He was tied with Ruesga and Remizov after the semi finals, but was eliminated after an extra round.

France’s Mathilde Peyregne won gold in the women’s Shoot-Out.

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