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    22 August 2014 - News

    Chinese athletes complete clean sweep of badminton singles titles
    In the women’s event, He Bingjiao upset world junior number one Akane Yamaguchi (JPN), surviving a match point in the second set to win 22-24, 23-21, 21-17 and avenge her defeat to the same opponent i...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Khuvgaev and Chaidee ease to weightlifting gold
    Khuvgaev’s confidence was well founded on an evening when both he, and women’s +63kg champion Duanganksorn Chaidee (THA), ran out comfortable winners. The Russian never looked in danger and he finish...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Consolation for top seed Rublev and joy for Baltic duo in the tennis
    The Russian can operate on a short fuse when he is on court but his singles downfall at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games was physical, rather than mental, over-heating. Rublev struggled badly wit...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Party in the pool as Hungarians lead final charge for gold
    The excitable Hungarian edged Zhang Yufei (CHN) out of first place, while Brianna Throssell (AUS) finished third to collect her seventh bronze medal at the Games. Szilagyi has kept the crowd at the ...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Colombians see off European challenge to clinch gold in men’s team cycling
    Colombia saw off the challenge of Denmark and the Netherlands to claim gold in the Nanjing men’s cycling team event on 22 August. It means that for the second Youth Olympic Games in a row, the title i...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Schmidt wins New Zealand’s first Olympic medal in trampoline
    The Kiwi posted a final score of 57.340 to beat Liu Changxin (CHN) by a margin of 0.405 points.“It’s pretty cool,” said the 17-year-old. “There aren’t really words to describe how I’m feeling right no...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    IOC President Thomas Bach does the Haka
    A group of young New Zealand athletes, all wearing the all-black attire with which they are synonymous, put on an impressive rendition of the Ka Maté Haka, the traditional Maori war dance that is perf...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Joy, despair and new friendships on final day of shooting
    Hungary’s Istvan Peni became the only athlete at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games to earn two shooting medals, adding a gold to the bronze he won in the men’s 10m air rifle two days earlier. Peni...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Shooting star Samuelson shrugs off injury to shine in Nanjing
    She found her rhythm on the last round of the competition and took the bronze medal. “It was really nerve-racking but it was amazing,” Samuelson said. “It is awesome to win a medal.” Samuelson is als...
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    22 August 2014 - News

    Italian women sprint to cycling team title by a wheel’s length
    Italian Sofia Beggin came in third after a bunch sprint on a sweltering Nanjing day. A narrow wheel length over their opponents from the Czech Republic and Denmark was enough to gain her team 65 point...
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