Team Zimbabwe ended the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics Games [ Buenos Aires 2018 ] with 2 medals all coming from mixed events in Equestrian and Judo.
Each National Olympic Committee was suppose to enter a maximum of 1 athletes in the mixed team. Athletes would then qualify into one of six zones that [ Europe, Australasia, North America, South America, Asia and Africa ] each containing 5 athletes.
17 year old Brianagh Clark a.k.a Breezy who attends Chisipite Senior School was part of team Africa that composed Mauritius,South Africa,Zambia, Egypt and Zimbabwe. Round 1 of the game saw Team Africa coming 4th behind Europe, Australasia and North America. Zimbabwean Breezy with the only fault for Team Africa.
Round 2 which is the last and final round saw Team Africa coming 3rd and winning BRONZE . Zimbabwean Breezy contributing much of the points for Team Africa.
15 year old Christi-Rose Pretourius won a silver medal in the -78kg mixed team final. She played the final against Chinese Li Ling Liu who was way too powerful. For the first the time in the history of the Youth Olympics Games we had mixed gender teams in the competitions and Judo was one of the team with a mixed team event.
Christi-Rose with her silver medal
Christi-Rose Pretourius fighting Li Lingu Liu
The Zimbabwe Jnr Girls Hockey team went into the games as the dark horse been the lowest ranked team in our group that had Australia [ 3 ], China [ 11 ], Poland [ 23 ], Mexico [ 30], Namibia [ 60 ] and Zimbabwe [ 68 ]
The only thing that made us confident going into the Youth Olympics Games was the fact that we are the only African side whose women’s team remain the only African team to have won an Olympic GOLD medal in Hockey during the 1980 Olympic Games
Zimbabwe 00-10 Australia
Zimbabwe 01-02 Poland
Zimbabwe 00-07 China
Zimbabwe 02-01 Mexico
Zimbabwe 03-03 Namibia
Zimbabwe 00-02 Uruguay
Played 6 games winning 1 draw 1 and lost 4 finishing on position 10/12
Swimming,Athletes & Rowing
18 year old Liam Davis swam the 200m breast and he came out 20/26 in a time of 2:21.59
Privilledge Chikara tried her effort best but she couldn’t make it her preparation coming into the games were very much exposed.
Rowers David Maonga and Lorryn Bass finished 21/24
Senegal will host the next Youth Olympics Games in 2022