Canadian gymnast Emma Spence takes bronze at Youth Olympic Games
Cambridge, Ont., native scores 13.483 to take 3rd in women's vault
Canadian gymnast Emma Spence won bronze in the women's vault on Saturday at the Youth Olympic Games.
Watch Spence's performance below:
The 15-year-old Spence, from Cambridge, Ont., scored a combined 13.483 for third place.
"I'm overall very happy with how today went," said Spence following competition. "I've been working really hard at the gym on my vaults and I'm glad that it paid off today."
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YouthOlympics?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#YouthOlympics</a> BRONZE 🥉 <br><br>Emma Spence wins <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamCanada?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamCanada</a>'s first artistic gymnastics medal at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BuenosAires2018?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BuenosAires2018</a> with bronze in women's vault 🙌🇨🇦<br><br>More info on her podium finish 👉 <a href="https://t.co/4JqdVGfjdZ">https://t.co/4JqdVGfjdZ</a> <a href="https://t.co/Fxvz7l8yBB">pic.twitter.com/Fxvz7l8yBB</a>—@TeamCanada
Giorgia Villa of Italy (14.233) won the gold medal and Csenge Maria Bacskay of Hungary (13.933) took silver.
Spence will also compete in the floor and balance beam event finals on Monday.
"I'm so excited about this moment," said Spence's coach Denis Vachon. "Emma is an insanely hard worker who deserved this success. Tonight, we celebrate her success and tomorrow we go back to focusing for beam and floor finals."
Elsewhere, Felix Dolci of Laval, Que., collected 13.333 points to place sixth in the men's floor final.
He will compete in the rings and vault final on Sunday ahead of Monday's high bar final.
With files from CBC Sports