Olesinski 4th at Youth Olympic Games
U.S. modern pentathlete Anna Olesinski
(Roswell, N.M.) narrowly missed the medal podium with a 4th-place finish on Saturday during the women's pentathlon competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
Olesinski began the day with an 8th-place finish in the fencing competition, recording 14 victories against nine defeats. She then clocked a time of 2:27.69 in the 200m freestyle swim, good for 18th place, and finished the day with a strong 3rd-place finish in the combined run/shoot event, crossing the line in a time of 12:21.48. Olesinski totaled 3,984 points for the competition.
The gold medal in the women's event was won by Cuba's Leydi Laura Moya Lopez with 4,100 points. The silver medal went to Hungary's Zsofia Foldhazi with 4,076 points, and the bronze was awarded to Anastasiya Spas of the Ukraine with 4,064 points.
The men's competition in modern pentathlon takes place on Sunday with the United States' Nathan Schrimsher
(Roswell, N.M.) in action.
About Team USA
The U.S. Team in Singapore is comprised of 82 athletes in 18 sports, the maximum number of qualified U.S. athletes. Team USA is competing in aquatics (swimming and diving), archery, badminton, basketball, boxing, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, judo, modern pentathlon, sailing, table tennis, taekwondo, track & field, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling. Complete information on Team USA can be found at youtholympicgames.teamusa.org.
About the 2010 Youth Olympic Games
Singapore is hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games from Aug. 14-26, 2010, as young athletes age 14-18 compete in 26 sports and take part in the Culture and Education Program. Approximately 3,600 athletes from around the world will participate, and all 205 National Olympic Committees will be represented. The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games aim to inspire youth to embrace, embody and express the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. More information can be found at www.singapore2010.sg.