2018 Youth Olympics Kicks Off with a Buenos Aires Street Party

Featured 2018 Youth Olympics Kicks Off with a Buenos Aires Street Party

Buenos Aires, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 22 disciplines will begin their sporting activities here in the third Youth Olympic Games, inaugurated on Saturday with a shocking and vibrant ceremony in the symbolic Obelisk in this capital.

In the morning, badminton, 3x3 basketball, breaking, sports, futsal, artistic and acrobatic gymnastics, hockey five, roller speed skating, rowing, tennis, table tennis, sailing and beach volleyball will begin.

On Sunday medals will be distributed in triathlon, sports shooting, taekwondo, swimming, weight lifting, gymnastics, fencing and judo.

The events will be disputed at the Urban Park in Puerto Madero; Green Park (Palermo); Tecnópolis Park (Villa Martelli); Nautical Club San Isidro; Hurlingham Club; Paseo de la Costa (Vicente López); the San Isidro Athletic Club and the Olympic Village (Villa Soldati).

In the present edition, an activity called breaking is incorporated, this time combining the contemporary dance with the sport, speed skating on wheels, sports climbing and karate, while the futsal will be replacing football soccer.

The competitions will be developed in Parque Urbano (Puerto Madero); Green Park (Palermo); Tecnópolis Park (Villa Martelli); Nautical Club San Isidro; Hurlingham Club; Paseo de la Costa (Vicente López); the San Isidro Athletic Club and the Olympic Village (Villa Soldati).

Among the Latin American athletes competing for today stands out Venezuelan triathlete Karina Clemant, who should have a good start in the 750 meters open water swimming test to aspire to a medal in Bosques de Palermo, before a cycling race of 20 kilometers and the five thousand meters of race.

Others with options to be on the podium will be Cuban Niuska Figueredo and Argentina's Delfina Orlandini, among 64 competitors.

About the tatamis of judo, Cuban Kimi Bravo, seventh of the world ranking in the 66 kilograms, makes Latin America dream with a medal, in a division in which he will have Dominican Antonio Tornal among his main rivals.

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