AIBA Youth Olympic Games: Results from Buenos Aires

RINGSIDE 19/10/2018

The Men’s Fly (52kg), Light Welter (64kg), Welter (69 kg), Middle (75kg), Heavy (91kg) and Super Heavy (91+kg); and the Women’s Feather (57kg) and Middle (75kg) stepped on the ring on pursuit of the Youth glory and delighted the Argentinian cheering across two boxing sessions.


Round 1 – Keno Machado clinches first gold for Brazil in Buenos Aires completing a remarkable personal triumph
Keno Machado (Men’s Middle 75kg) has completed today his personal overcoming tale after becoming Youth Olympic Champion at the Oceania Pavilion. Born in the small town of Conceição do Almeida in a humble family, Keno moved soon to São Paulo not only on pursuit of boxing glory but to be able to go to the school and after to the college. His today’s Olympic success has paid off the strong efforts and commitment made by Keno.

Round 2 – Thailand commands the Youth Olympics medal table after first day of Finals
With eight weight classes already completed, Thailand is leading the medal table after winning a total of 4 medals, including 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze. The Thai team is followed shortly by Russia, with 2 golds, Kazakhstan, with a gold, a silver and a bronze, and Brazil, with 1 gold and 1 bronze.

Round 3 – Brian Arregui’s golden dream comes true
If winning an Olympic gold medal is special, let’s just imagine being crowned Youth Olympic Champion in front of your family, friends and supporters. This is exactly what Brian Arregui has experienced today at the Oceania Pavilion after defeating Morocco’s Yassine Elouarz in the Men’s Welter 69kg Final. Brian Arregui has also made history becoming the first Argentinian boxers to clinch a gold medal at the YOG, after the bronze medal won by Fabian Maidana in Singapore 2010.

Thursday’s action saw the last boxing Session of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the Oceania Pavilion. The Men’s Bantam (56kg), Light Welter (64kg) and Light Heavy (81kg); and the Women’s Fly (51kg) and Light (60kg) weight classes once again delighted a packed arena in a memorable closing day in Buenos Aires.


Round 1 – The future of the noble art is assured!
After 109 brilliant bouts, thirteen new Youth Olympic Champions representing 8 different nations were crowned in what promises to be one of the most talented generations of the noble art. The level of skills and commitment displayed by all the athletes during the 5 competition days proves not only the good health of our sport and the grassroots development work carried by AIBA, but also the immense quality of the young boxers from all around the World.

Round 2 – Imperial Caroline Dubois clinches a new gold
Great Britain’s Caroline Dubois has added in Buenos Aires a new gold medal to her impressive record after defeating Thailand’s Porntip Buapa in the Women’s Light (60kg) Final. The performance and skills displayed by the British Youth Olympic, World and Continental champion during the Games shows that Caroline has the potential to follow Nicola Adams’ footprints.

Round 3 – Europe tops the medal table by Continent
With a total of 19 countries from 4 continents clinching medals at the Youth Olympic Games, it has been Europe the one who earned more medals, with 7 golds, 4 silvers and 3 bronzes. Asia, with 12 medals, including 4 golds; and America, with 7 medals, followed shortly in the medal table. Africa completed the medal record earning a total of 5 medals.