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Takeru Kitazono and Giorgia Villa Won Their Second Gold Medals of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires While There Was Also Medal Success for Dehang Yin and Kseniia Klimenko

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: TAKERU KITAZONO AND GIORGIA VILLA WON THEIR SECOND GOLD MEDALS OF THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES WHILE THERE WAS ALSO MEDAL SUCCESS FOR DEHANG YIN AND KSENIIA KLIMENKO

DATE: 13 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Italian

 

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The gymnastics continued at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Saturday (13th October).

Takeru Kitazono of Japan – the men’s all around gold medal winner – won his second of the Games.

He secured a points total of 13.633 in the men’s floor exercise final to take the gold medal.

Hungarian gymnast Krisztian Balazs took the silver medal with 13.600, while the bronze medal went to Sergei Naidin of Russia.

Giorgia Villa – winner of the women’s overall gold medal on Friday – collected her second gold medal of the Games by winning the vault.  

The 2018 European junior champion, Villa produced a highly technical first effort with a difficulty rating of 5.400.

She executed it impressively to lead the standings after the first round, enabling her to go for a safer second vault and to heap the pressure on her rivals.

She duly took the gold medal with a total score of 14.233.

Fifteen year old Csenge Bacskay of Hungary took the silver medal with 13.933 while Canadian Emma Spence took bronze with 13.483.

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