The 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games III Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018,Argentina between 6 and 18 October 2018
It were the first Summer Youth Olympic Games held outside of Asia Nanjing, China – 2014 Singapore – 2010
It was the second Olympic Games held in South America; after the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2022 Summer Youth Olympic – Dakar, Senegal
Host City : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Motto/Slogan : Feel the future (Spanish: Viví el futuro))
Nations : 206
Events : 239 in 32 sports
Opened By : President of Argentina Mauricio Macri
A total of 206 countries will send at least one athlete to compete in the Games.
Kosovo and South Sudan made their Youth Olympics debut. This is the first Olympic participation of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)
The closing ceremony of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics was held at the Youth Olympic Village on 18 October 2018. The Olympic flag was handed over to the next host city, Senegalese capital Dakar.
The olympic mascot of these games was unveiled on 29 May 2018. The mascot is a young Yaguareté (A southamerican animal, very similar to the Jaguar). Its name “Pandi” is a combination of the scientific name of the species (Panthera onca) and the relationship of the mascot with the “digital world”.
India at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics
India placed 46 athletes in 13 sports with 36 events, its largest contingent till now. India marks its debut in field hockey 5s and sport climbing at the Youth Olympics India won 8 medals in YOG 2010 with no gold India won 2 medals in YOG 2014 with no gold
Flag bearer Opening: Manu Bhaker
Flag Bearer Closing: Jeremy Lalrinnunga
India managed their best ever medal haul of the Youth Olympics in this edition. Among the 206 nations participated, India were ranked 17th on the medals tally in 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
Indian won total 13 medals
- 3 Gold
- 9 Silver
- 1 Bronze
Jeremy Lalrinnunga won India’s first ever Youth Olympics Gold medal.
Tababi Devi won the first ever youth Olympics medal for India in Judo and later also won a silver in the mixed team event under mixed-NOC .
Manu Bhaker became the first Indian girl to win a Youth Olympics Gold medal.
Both Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey 5s teams won silver medals in their debut.
Gold Medal Winners
Jeremy Lalrinnunga – Weightlifting – Boys’ 62 kg Jeremy Lalrinnunga is an Indian weightlifter from Aizawl, Mizoram. He won India’s first gold medal in the Youth Olympics Games. He is 15 year old
Manu Bhaker : Shooting : Girls’ 10 metre air pistol From : Jhajjar, Haryana
Saurabh Chaudhary – Shooting – Boys’ 10 metre air pistol From : Meerut, UP
Silver Medal Winners
Tababi Devi –Judo – Girls’ 44 kg
Tushar Mane – Shooting – Boys’ 10 metre air rifle
Mehuli Ghosh – Shooting – Girls’ 10 metre air rifle From : Hooghly, West Bengal
Lakshya Sen – Badminton – Boys’ singles From : Almora, Uttarakhand
Simran – Wrestling – Girl’s freestyle 43 kg From : Delhi Worked in Salman Khan-starrer Sultan in which she played the role of one of Anushka Sharma’s trainees
Suraj Panwar – AthleticsBoys’ 5 km walk 18-year-old Suraj Panwar became the only Indian athlete to finish on the podium with a silver medal in the men’s 5,000 m race walk in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires
Akash Malik – Archery – Boys’ individual
India men’s national field hockey team (Boy’s Tournament)
India women’s national field hockey team( Girl’s Tournament)
Bichu Devi Kharibam
Bronze Medal Winner
Praveen Chitravel – Athletics – Boys’ triple jump
The concept of mixed-NOCs was introduced in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, in which athletes from different nations would compete in the same team, often representing their continent. The medals in Mixed NOC’s were not counted.
Lakshya Sen – Badminton – Mixed team (GOLD)
Tababi Devi – Judo Mixed team (Silver)
Manu Bhaker – Shooting Mixed 10 metre air pistol (Silver)