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Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

From 6th to 18th October 2018, Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018

  • Manu Bhaker led the Indian team as the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in the opening ceremony. Jeremy Lalrinnunga was India’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony.
  • 4,000 athletes, from 206 teams, aged 15-18 participated. Indian contingent consisted of 68 members, including 46 athletes. This is India’s largest ever contingent at the Youth Olympics.
  • Russian Federation topped the medal tally with 59 medals: 29 gold, 18 silver and 12 bronze medals. Japan secured 2nd position with 39 medals: 15 gold, 12 silver, 12 bronze.
  • India obtained 17th position with 13 Medals: 3 gold, 9 silver and 1 bronze.

Indian winners:

Gold medal winners:

Sl. No. Event Winner Highlights
1 10m Air Pistol Men’s Shooting Saurabh Chaudhary
2 Men’s 62kg Weightlifting Jeremy Lalrinnunga India’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal
3 10m Air Pistol Women Shooting Manu Bhaker Manu Bhaker has become the 1stIndian shooter to win gold in Youth Olympic Games


Silver medal winners:

Sl. No. Event Winners Highlights
1 Archery – Men’s Recurve Individual Akash Malik India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games
2 Hockey5s Men’s team event Indian Men’s Hockey team won silver medals in their debut
3 Hockey5s Women’s team event Indian Women’s Hockey team won silver medals in their debut
4 Badminton Men’s Singles Lakshya Sen
5 10m Air Rifle Women’s Shooting Mehuli Ghosh
6 10m Air Rifle Men’s Shooting Shahu Tushar Mane
7 Women’s Freestyle 43kg Wrestling Simran Simran
8 Athletics – Men’s 5000m Race Walk Suraj Panwar
9 Women’s 44 kg Judo Tababi Devi Thangjam India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level


India men’s national field hockey team consisted of:

  • Prashant Chauhan, Sudeep Chirmako, Shivam Anand, Pawan, Rahul Rajbhar, Sanjay, Maninder Singh, Vivek Prasad, Rabichandra Moirangathem.

India women’s national field hockey team consisted of:

  • Bichu Devi Kharibam, Baljeet Kaur, Ishika Chaudhary, Chetna, Khushboo, Reet, Salima Tete, Lalremsiami, Mumtaz Khan.

Bronze medal winners:

Sl. No. Event Winner
1 Athletics – Men’s Triple Jump Praveen Chithravel


Additional Information:

  • Lakshya Sen also won gold medal as part of the winning team (‘Team Alpha’) in the mixed team event (badminton).
  • Tababi Devi Thangjam also won a silver medal in the mixed team event under mixed-NOC.
  • Manu Bhaker & Bezhan Fayzullaev won silver Medal in the Mixed 10 metre air pistol.
  • Saurabh Chaudhary donated the pistol with which he won gold medal to be a part of Olympic Museum in Switzerland.
  • Thangjam Tababi Devi donated her competition attire to the International Olympic Committee to be a part of the Olympic Museum in Switzerland.