China hosts Youth Olympic Games next week
Published on August 14th, 2014
The 2014 Youth Olympic Games will bring 28 sports together in a unique multi-sport event for young athletes who are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in high-level sporting competitions while also engaging in a Culture and Education Programme (CEP) focused on the Olympic spirit and Olympic values, skill development, well-being and healthy lifestyle, social responsibility and expression through digital media.
At the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010 at Singapore, Ian Barrows (ISV) and Lara Vadlau (AUT) won gold on the Boys and Girls One Person Dinghy, Byte CII, whilst Mayan Rafic (ISR) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) took the honours in the Boys and Girls Windsurfer, Techno 293.
The same classes will be on show August 18-23 at Nanjing 2014 and will bring 100 of the finest young sailors, aged 15-16, together on Nanjing’s Jinniu Lake in China.
Representing the United States in the sailing events will be Henry Marshall (Auburndale, Mass.) and Maximo Nores (Miami Beach, Fla.). Marshall will race in the Boy’s Byte CII singlehanded event, with Nores competing on the Techno 293 board in the boys’ windsurfing event.
In the Boy’s Byte CII class, Marshall is a strong contender for a medal after nearly winning the World Championships in 2013. Standing in his way are 29 other sailors, each representing a different nation. The Boy’s Techno 293 class will be strong as well, with 20 athletes set to compete for the windsurfing title. Nores will be relying on his extensive experience in the class, which includes attending multiple national, continental and world championship events.