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Two More Golds for Russia in the Pool as Moldova, Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic Also Celebrate Victories on a Thrilling Night of Swimming at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: TWO MORE GOLDS FOR RUSSIA IN THE POOL AS MOLDOVA, HUNGARY, ITALY, THE CZECH REPUBLIC ALSO CELEBRATE VICTORIES ON A THRILLING NIGHT OF SWIMMING AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018   

DATE: 9 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Moldovan, Czech

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Republic of Moldova’s Tatiana Salcutan won gold in the Women’s 200m backstroke to claim their first medal of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 in a dramatic final.

The 17-year-old took gold in a time of 2:10.13, just 0.19 seconds head of Canada’s Madison Broad, with Australia’s Kaylee McKeown just over half a second behind in third.

In the first of three 100m events, Russian Federation’s Andrei Minakov, 16, secured his second gold medal of Buenos Aires 2018. A time of 51.12 was enough to win the Men’s 100m Butterfly ahead of Hungary’s Kristof Milak and Federico Burdisso of Italy, adding to his Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay victory just 24 hours before.

Hungary collected their third gold medal in the pool as Ajna Kesely touched first in the Women’s 800m Freestyle.

Finishing in a time of 8:27.60, Kesely finished ahead of Argentina’s Delfina Narella Pignatiello by 4.8 seconds. Marlene Kahler of Austria claimed bronze.

By the narrowest of margins, Italy’s Thomas Ceccon, 17, took the men’s 50m Backstroke title by finishing 0.07 seconds ahead of Guanbin Wang of People’s Republic of China. Hungary’s Gabor Zombori completed the podium.

In the Women’s 100m Freestyle, Czech Republic’s Barbora Seemanova,18, won gold with a finish time of 54.19, enough to beat Republic of China’s Junxuan Yang by  0.24 seconds. Neza Klancar of Slovenia finished third.

Collecting the second Russian Federation Gold of the day, the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team clocked a time of 3:18.11, almost three seconds ahead of Brazil and 3.90 seconds ahead of Italy.

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