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Golds for Ecuador, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa on Athletics Track in Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: GOLDS FOR ECUADOR, ETHIOPIA, NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA ON ATHLETICS TRACK IN YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018                             

DATE: 15 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Amharic, Spanish, Igbo

 

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The athletics action at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires continued in glorious sunshine on Monday (15th October).

The men’s 5,000 metre race walk was one of the first events to be decided with Oscar Patin of Ecuador taking the gold medal.

Stage one of the event had taken place on Thursday (11th October) and Patin had won that in a time of 20:13.69 – over 10 seconds ahead of his closest competition.

This gave him a comfortable margin ahead of stage two on Monday, and while India’s Suraj Panwar won the race in a time of 20:35.87, Patin finished in 20:38.17 to boast a better aggregate time which duly gave him the gold medal.

Panwar took the silver for India while the bronze went to Jan Moreu of Puerto Rico.

Chinese athlete Xin Wang had been third after the stage one race but was disqualified during stage two.

Tasew Yada won the men’s 800 metres gold medal.

The Ethiopian had been the fastest athlete in stage one, clocking an impressive time of 1:49.38, and produced another impressive run of 1:50.38 to take the gold medal with something to spare.

Silver went to Gouaned Mohamed Ali of Algeria while the bronze medal was won by 16-year-old Mehmet Celik of Turkey.

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