Austria grabs gold in climbing as India wins shooting at Youth Olympic Games

Austria grabs gold in climbing as India wins shooting at Youth Olympic Games 

Slovenian Vita Lukan participates in the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games climbing event, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 09 October 2018. EPA-EFE/Pablo Ramon Ochoa

Buenos Aires, Oct 9 (efe-epa).- Austrian’s Sandra Lettner and Laura Lammer on Tuesday topped the podium in sport climbing, while Indian Manu Bhaskar won the gold medal in shooting on the third day of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Lettner won the gold medal in sport climbing, which was included for the first time as an Olympic sports, while Lammer won the bronze. The silver medal went to Slovenian Vita Lukan.

Lettner said after receiving the gold medal that she still could not believe that she won an Olympic medal, which was something she had always dreamed of, and expressed her happiness over the fact that climbing, which she has been practicing since she was six years old, is now considered an Olympic sport.

Bhaker, on the other hand, got the second gold for India by winning the women’s 10-meter air pistol competition.

The Indian youth team has so far won two golds and three silvers this year, after collecting six silvers and two bronzes at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore as well as one silver and one bronze at the 2014 games in Nanking.

In swimming, Argentine Delfina Pignatiello, considered favorite to win the gold, had to settle for the silver medal as she was edged out by Hungarian Ajna Kesely in the women’s 800-meter freestyle event.

Other highlights of Tuesday’s competitions include German Rafaela Igl, who won the gold medal in the Women’s 78-kilogram judo competition, and Kazakh Berkarya Saduak won in the 100-kilogram category.