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Selekaite Brings Lithuania Their First Medal of Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 in Thrilling 50 Metres Breaststroke

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: SELEKAITE BRINGS LITHUANIA THEIR FIRST MEDAL OF YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018 IN THRILLING 50 METRES BREASTSTROKE             

DATE: 8 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English

 

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Lithuania’s Agne Seleikaite won gold in the Women’s 50m breaststroke to claim their first medal of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 by the narrowest of margins.

Seleikaite took gold in a time of 31.37, beating Australia’s Chelsea Hodges by just 0.05 seconds. Slovenia’s Tina Selek claimed bronze.

Hungary’s Blanka Berecz won the Women’s 200m Butterfly in a time of 2.10.37, almost 1.5 seconds ahead of Dune Coetzee of South Africa. Michaela Ryan of Australia was third.

Hungary also struck gold in the Men’s 200m Freestyle. Kristof Milak (1.47.73) finished ahead of Sweden’s Robin Hansen and Denis Loktev of Israel.

China’s Jiajun Sun won the Men’s 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1.00.59. Kyrgyztsan’s Denis Petrashov claimed silver and Japan’s Taku Taniguchi bronze.

The Women’s 100m backstroke final was won by Russia’s Daria Vaskina. In a tight finish her time of 1.00.45 was 0.13 second ahead of silver medallist Kaylee MacKeown, who in turn was 0.15 second ahead of Rhyan White of the USA.

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