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Jordan Alejandro Diaz Fortun of Cuba, Haruto Deguchi of Japan, Qatari Abdelaziz Mohamed and Gudbjorg Jona Bjarnadottir of Iceland All Won Gold Medals on the Final Day of Athletics at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: JORDAN ALEJANDRO DIAZ FORTUN OF CUBA, HARUTO DEGUCHI OF JAPAN, QATARI ABDELAZIZ MOHAMED AND GUDBJORG JONA BJARNADOTTIR OF ICELAND ALL WON GOLD MEDALS ON THE FINAL DAY OF ATHLETICS AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES

DATE: 16 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Arabic, Icelandic, Japanese, Spanish

 

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In the men’s triple jump, Cuban athlete Jordan Alejandro Diaz Fortun justified his billing as one of the athletes to watch ahead of the Games.

Diaz Fortun broke the Junior Olympic record in stage one of the tournament by producing a leap of 17.14 metres.

He fell just short of that in stage two, but his best effort of 17.04 metres was still more than enough to capture the gold medal in impressive style.

The silver medal went to Yahor Chuiko of Belarus with 15.96 metres while Yunchen Li of Chinese Taipei took the bronze with 15.74 metres – both men producing personal best performances to win their medals.

There was Japanese joy in the men’s 400 metre hurdles when Haruto Deguchi ran a new personal best, just when it mattered, to cruise to the gold medal in a time of 51.28 seconds.

Silver went to Daniel Huller of Hungary who recorded a time of 51.86 seconds while the bronze medal was won by Martin Fraysse of France in 52.72 seconds.

Qatari 16 year old Abdelaziz Mohamed ran his second personal best of the games, when he powered to victory in the men’s 200 metres to take the gold medal in 20.68 seconds.

He had ran 21.10 seconds in the stage one race to put himself firmly in the frame for a medal.

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