Israeli youngsters made an impressive showing at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics games earning gold, silver and bronze medals in individual and paired competitions this month.
Swimmer Anastasya Gorbenko led off Team Israel’s winnings on the first day of competition earning a gold medal in the women’s 200-meter individual medley and setting a new Israeli record of 2:12.88. The next day Denis Loktev won the bronze medal in the 200-meter freestyle.
Israeli Gold medalist Anastasia Gorbenko
The Israeli swimmers appeared on the official webpage of the games after their victories.
“Last night I saw Anastasia win a gold medal,” Loktev said in official Olympic coverage. “I’m very proud because it’s a small country. We have very good youth.”
Yonatan Fridman and Noa Kazdo Yakar won the silver medal in acrobatic gymnastics in the mixed pair category. Israel’s delegation of 19 athletes competed in gymnastics, athletics, acrobatic gym, athletic gym, rhythmic gym, judo, taekwondo, swimming, triathlon and sailing.