Youth Olympic Games - Nanjing 2014

Youth Olympic Games Press Releases

  • President Macky Sall’s proposal was welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach, following in-depth discussions on the subject. This postponement meets the requirement of responsibility and the concern for efficiency imposed by current circumstances.
  • Sweden won the Gold Medal after a dramatic play-off victory over Korea in today’s final round of the Mixed Team event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics at Zhongshan International Golf Club. There was also a play-off for the Bronze Medal with Italy edging out Denmark on the first extra hole.
  • Grace Park, the International Golf Federation’s Athlete Role Model, has praised Golf’s cultural and sports initiative programme having spent a week in Nanjing at the Youth Olympic Games. Park, a Major Champion and six-time winner on the LPGA Tour, spent time with young athletes sampling the Olympic experience for the first time as well as taking part in a series of cultural and sporting events organised by the IOC.
  • Denmark carded a seven-under-par 65, that included a hole-in-one, to take a two shot lead over Korea after the second round of the Mixed Team event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics at Zhongshan International Golf Club today. John Paul Pultz Pinnerup Axelsen holed his tee shot with an 8-iron at the 163-yard third hole to help his team move to the top of the leaderboard on 14-under-par after today’s foursomes round.
  • Lee Soyoung and Youm Eun Ho shot a spectacular 11-under-par in the Mixed Team event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics today to take a one shot lead over Italy. The first round was played in the fourball better-ball format and the Korean’s fed off each other to produce the round of the day at Zhongshan International Golf Club.
  • Italy’s Renato Paratore overturned a three shot deficit at the start of the day, moving from fifth to first, to win Gold in the Men’s Individual Stroke Play Golf Competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. The young Italian shot 66, meaning he was 11-under-par for his last 36 holes, to beat Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult into second place.
  • Lee Soyoung played a near perfect final round to claim the Gold Medal in the Women’s Individual Stroke Play competition at the Youth Olympic Games at Zhongshan International Golf Club today. With no bogies and seven birdies the 17-year-old Korean shot 65 to finish 14-under-par and three ahead of her nearest rival Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Ssu-Chia, who won the Silver Medal.
  • Viktor Hovland from Oslo, Norway shot a second round 68 to lead the field by one going into the final round of the Men’s Individual Stroke Play at the Youth Olympic Games. The 16-year-old’s only bogey came on the first, his 10th, but his round was otherwise perfect with five birdies and 12 pars.
  • Lee Soyoung of Korea moved clear of the field after a second round 68 in the Youth Olympics Women’s Individual Stroke Play Competition. The 17-year-old, from Gyung-gi Province, south of Seoul, completed a solid bogey-free round to finish two clear of Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan and Chinese Taipei’s Cheng Ssu-Chia who are tied for second place at Zhongshan International Golf Club.
  • Virginia Elena Carta shot a three-under-par 69 to finish in a four-way tie at the top of the leader board in the Women’s Competition in the Youth Olympic Games at Zhongshan International Golf Club today. The young Italian made three birdies and no bogies to produce a faultless scorecard but admitted it could have been much better.
  • Australia’s Brett Coletta shared the first round lead with Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult on six-under-par after the first round of the Youth Olympics Men’s Individual Stroke Play Competition at Zhongshan International Golf Club in China. Coletta posted a bogey free round of 66 with birdies on the first, fourth, fifth, seventh, 11th and 15th holes. 
  • The International Golf Federation announced today that former LPGA Tour player Grace Park has been appointed as Athlete Role Model for golf when the sport makes its debut at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The South Korean, who has six LPGA titles to her name, will attend the second Youth Olympic Games from 16-28 August, 2014 and provide behind-the-scenes guidance and inspiration to the  young athletes competing in the Games.
  • With fewer than 300 days to go until golf makes its Youth Olympic Games (YOG) debut at Nanjing 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced Michelle Wie as a YOG Ambassador. The American golfer, who was the youngest ever player to qualify for a USGA (United States Golf Association) tournament, aged just 10 years old, will share her advice and experience with the first generation of YOG golfers, while inspiring young people around the world to get involved in sport and embrace the Olympic values.
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