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Canada's Alexander Milanovich swims to bronze at Youth Olympic Games

Canada's Alexander Milanovich picked up a bronze medal in the men's 50-metre breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games on Friday.

16-year-old from Etobicoke, Ont., rounds out podium in men's 50-metre breaststroke

Canada's Alexander Milanovich poses with his bronze medal from the men's 50-metre breaststroke event at the Youth Olympic Games on Friday. (Twitter/@TeamCanada)

Canada's Alexander Milanovich picked up a bronze medal in the men's 50-metre breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games on Friday.

The 16-year-old from Etobicoke, Ont., finished in 27.87 seconds, just behind China's Jiajun Sun in second (27.85) and South Africa's Michael James in first (27.51).

Watch Milanovich's bronze-medal swim:

The 16-year-old from Etobicoke, Ont., won a bronze medal in the men's 50-metre breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games. 4:47

Milanovich along with teammates Madison Broad, Joshua Liendo and Kyla Leibel also finished in seventh in the 4x100 mixed medley later Friday.

Canada has claimed three medals in swimming at the games in Buenos Aires. Broad won the silver medal in the women's 200 backstroke and Finlay Knox won bronze in the men's 200 individual medley earlier this week.

Spence cracks top 10

Emma Spence of Cambridge, Ont., placed 10th overall Friday in the women's all-around artistic gymnastics final.

She scored a combined 49.132 points across vault (13.900), uneven bars (12.666), beam (10.900) and floor routine (11.666). The top-rated 15-year-old in Canada had previously set a new Canadian record with 51.015 points in the all-around qualification round.

"It wasn't my best day," Spence told Gymnastics Canada, "but I'm proud to be in the top 10 of such an amazing field of gymnasts. I'm looking forward to the energy of the crowd for the apparatus finals and being able to perform my routines one last time."

Spence will compete in Saturday's vault final before finishing with beam and floor finals on Monday in Buenos Aires.

"We'll analyze and learn from today," Spence's coach Denis Vachon said Friday. "Although it's not the result Emma would have wanted, setting a new Canadian record earlier this week is something to be incredibly proud of."

Spence's breakout 2018 season also includes four gold medals at the Elite Canada competition in Quebec City in February. Spence also won team silver at the Pacific Rim and junior Pan Am championships after capturing three medals at last year's Canadian championships.

With files from CBC Sports

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