Tough start for Jamaica at Youth Olympics PDF Print E-mail

Team Jamaica will be seeking to build on their shortcomings on yesterday's opening day of competition at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Youth Olympics, being held in Nanjing, China.


In Pool B of beach volleyball action Rojey Hutchinson and Shavar Bryan went down to Mariano Arthur and Souto George of Brazil 8-21 and 13-21 and will be looking for a better result in their next pool outing.


In swimming action and heat two of the men's 100m backstroke Timothy Wynter finished in sixth position and outside of a qualifying spot, with a time of 59. 21 seconds.


First place went to Javier Acevedo of Canada, who stopped the clock at 56.77 seconds, while Trinidad and Tobago's David McLeod finished as runner-up at 58.18 Hutchinson and Bryan will this morning go in search of redemption in their second match of the men's beach volleyball competition against Itoua Veldich and Botoul Moussa of the Republic of Congo.


The match will be played at the Sports Park Beach Volley Venue, and is set to get underway at 7:00 a.m. Jamaica time.


Sidrell Williams was scheduled to swim from lane one last night in heat four of the men's 100m butterfly event. Williams entered the heat with a qualifying time of 56.36 seconds, with the best qualifier in the heat - China's Li Zhuhao boasting a 52.79 seconds qualifying time.


In the fencing event Tia Simms Lyn will seek to qualify from round one of the women's individual contest, it is scheduled for the International Expo Centre Hall.

Source: Jamaica Star


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