Two more medals for Kiwis at Youth Olympics

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 08:28 22/08/2014
Gabrielle Fa'amausili
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BRONZE SUCCESS: Gabrielle Fa'amausili won a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke final at the Youth Olympics in China.

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New Zealand won bronze medals in the pool and triathlon on day five of the Youth Olympic Games in China.

New Zealand flagbearer Gabrielle Fa'amausili claimed New Zealand's second swimming medal in Nanjing.

The 14-year-old from Auckland's Roskill club finished third in the 50m backstroke final, swimming 28.69s, only 3/100ths of a second behind Great Britain's silver medallist Jessica Fullalove, while Maaike de Waard, of the Netherlands, won the gold.

The race was a difficult one for the current world youth record holder over the same distance.

"They weren't just going to give it to me because of what I had achieved last year," Fa'amausili said.

"But I thought 'this is good, I need this' and hopefully next year I'll come back stronger."

The New Zealand and Australian mixed teams triathlon took home bronze, with Elizabeth Stannard and Daniel Hoy joining Australian women's gold medallist Brittany Dutton, and her countryman, Jack van Stekelenburg, to make up Oceania One.

Europe One and Europe Three finished first and second respectively.

Oceania held an early lead after the women's swimming leg, but Dutton incurred a 10s penalty for not storing her swimming equipment properly after a pair of goggles fell out of the holding box.

That ultimately proved costly with Oceania finishing 19s behind the winners, with men's individual silver medallist Hoy unable to make up the deficit in a tough final run to the line.

"My legs had nothing in the first kilometre," he conceded, as a busy programme took its toll.

In the golf, Julianne Alvarez shot a final-round two-over to finish seventh. Nick Coxon recorded the same score to finish 14th.

Beach volleyballers Kahurangi Robinson and Nathaniel Moore beat Jamaica in three sets to lie third on the table after four rounds.

In hockey, the New Zealand women lost 3-6 to Uruguay and the men drew 6-6 with Pakistan.

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