Meet some teen Olympians

Story by CBC Kids News • 2018-10-09 15:31

Team Canada is already winning medals at the Youth Olympic Games

A group of Canadian teens are hoping to run, jump and even dance their way onto the podium at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The international competition started on Saturday and runs until Oct. 18.

The numbers:

A male gymnast competes on the rings at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

The Youth Olympic Games includes traditional Olympic events like gymnastics. (Lukas Shulze/OIS IOC/Reuters)

The events:

A roller speed skating event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

The Youth Olympic Games also includes less traditional events like roller speed skating. (Simon Bruty/OIS IOC/Reuters)

Highlights so far:

Kaegan Young of Markham, Ont., won Canada’s first medal of the games on Monday.

The 17-year-old won a bronze in judo.

Emma Misak, from Surrey, B.C., won silver in the breaking event, which is a new sport at the Youth Olympic Games.

The judges look at creativity, personality, technique, variety, performativity and musicality.

Finlay Knox of Okotoks, Alta., won Canada’s first medal in the pool.

He took bronze in the men’s 200-metre individual medley event.

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