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.EventWinnerHighlights
110m Air Pistol Men’s ShootingSaurabh Chaudhary
2Men’s 62kg WeightliftingJeremy LalrinnungaIndia’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal
310m Air Pistol Women ShootingManu BhakerManu Bhaker has become the 1stIndian shooter to win gold in Youth Olympic Games
Silver medal winners:
Sl. No.EventWinnersHighlights
1Archery – Men’s Recurve IndividualAkash MalikIndia’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games
2Hockey5s Men’s team eventIndian Men’s Hockey teamwon silver medals in their debut
3Hockey5s Women’s team eventIndian Women’s Hockey teamwon silver medals in their debut
4Badminton Men’s SinglesLakshya Sen
510m Air Rifle Women’s ShootingMehuli Ghosh
610m Air Rifle Men’s ShootingShahu Tushar Mane
7Women’s Freestyle 43kg WrestlingSimran Simran
8Athletics – Men’s 5000m Race WalkSuraj Panwar
9Women’s 44 kg JudoTababi Devi ThangjamIndia’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.EventWinner
1Athletics – Men’s Triple JumpPraveen 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.



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