Canada earned two medals over the weekend in gymnastics at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Emma Spence of Cambridge, Ontario won the bronze medal in the girls’ vault on Saturday and Felix Dolci of Laval, Quebec won the silver medal in the boys’ rings on Sunday.
In the girls’ vault, Spence posted a score of 13.483 points. Giorgia Villa of Italy won the gold medal with a score of 14.233 points. Csenge Bacskay of Hungary won the silver medal with a score of 13.933 points.
Spence earned a podium spot by 0.483 points. Anastasia Bachynska of the Ukraine finished in fourth place with a score of 13.4 points.
In the boys rings, Dolci posted a score of 13.366 points. Takeru Kitazono of Japan won the gold medal with a score of 13.366 points. Dehang Yin of China won the bronze medal with a score of 13.3 points.
Dolci earned a medal by a tenth of a point. Brandon Briones of the United States finished in fourth place with a score of 13.266 points.
Canada now has eight medals at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. They have three silver medals and five bronze medals. Canadian athletes also have two other medals (one gold medal and one bronze medal) while competing with teammates from other nations. Russia leads the medal standings with 43 medals (24 gold medals, 11 silver medals and eight bronze medals). Canada is tied for 19th place with Germany, Romania, Egypt, Turkey and Austria.