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Updated: 08/24/2014 12:56 | By Channel NewsAsia

Youth Olympics: Sailors win Singapore's first golds

Youth Olympics: Sailors win Singapore's first golds


Youth Olympics: Sailors win Singapore's first golds

SINGAPORE: Singapore bagged two historic gold medals in sailing at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG), as 15-year-olds Bernie Chin and Samantha Yom came up topping their respective male and female Byte CII fleet on Sunday (Aug 24).  It is the first time the country has won gold at an Olympic event.

At Jinniu Lake, Bernie came in fifth in the final race to maintain his lead, and took gold. Samantha came in second in the final race to overtake the Netherlands’ Odile van Annholt who came into Sunday's race as the leader, in front of the Singaporean.

Samantha finished with 27 points after eight races, while van Anholt settled for silver with 28 points. In the inaugural YOG in Singapore, the country took one bronze via windsurfer Audrey Yong in the Techno 293 class. - CNA/nd

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