The Estonian Olympic Committee is presenting the largest ever Estonian team of 23 athletes at the Youth Olympic Games.
Estonian athletes represent eight sports, which is also a record number for Estonia; moreover, in half of these the country is competing for the first time at Youth Olympics.
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Preliminary schedule for Estonian athletes
|date||time (argentinian time)||athletes||sports||disciplines||results|
|SAT 06.10.||20:00||OPENING CEREMONY|
|SUN 07.10.||09:00 - 14:00||Men's teams||3x3 basketball||Preliminary round pool||EST - MGL 22:13 |
EST - ARG 19:22
|10:00 - 11:30||Ivan Štšeglov||swimming||Men's 100m backstroke, heats||57.57|
|Margaret Markvardt||swimming||Women's 200m Individual Medley heats||2:22.89|
|16:00 - 16:30||Greta Jaanson||rowing||Junior Women's Single Sculls Round 1 Time Trial||4:02.60 |
|MON 08.10.||10:00 - 11:30||Aleksa Gold||swimming||Women's 100m Freestyle heats ||57.42|
|Alex Ahtiainen||swimming||Men's 100m butterfly heats||55.05|
|13:30 - 14:00||Greta Jaanson||rowing||Junior Women's Single Sculls Round 2 Time Trial||1:56.88|
|16:00 - 16:30||Greta Jaanson||rowing||Junior Women's Single Sculls Round 3 Time Trial||1:53.34|
proceed to QF
|TUE 09.10.||10:00 - 11:30||Aleksa Gold||swimming||Women's 200m backstroke heats||2.17,14|
|14:00 - 17:00||Adelina Beljajeva||rhythmic gymnastics||Team event / Hoop||14.050|
|15:25 - 15:45||Greta Jaanson||rowing||Junior Women's Single Sculls quarter-finals||1:46.83|
proceed to SF
|19:00 - 22:00||Adelina Beljajeva||rhythmic gymnastics||Team event / Ball||14.250|
16th place (overall after 2 events)
|WED 10.10.||12:00 and 13:30||Women's teams||3x3 basketball||Preliminary round pool:|
EST- NED and EST-ESP
|EST - NED 12:22|
EST - ESP 11:21
|10:00 - 11:30||Margaret Markvardt||swimming||Women's 50m backstroke heats||30.14|
|Alex Ahtiainen||swimming||Men's 50m butterfly heats||25.66|
|Aleksa Gold||swimming||Women's 200m freestyle heats||2:04.27|
|11.00-12.00||Greta Jaanson||rowing||Junior Women's Single Sculls semi-finals||1:46.13,|
proceed to A final
|12.00||Greta Jaanson||rowing||Junior Women's Single Sculls finals || 1:46.13|
|14:00 - 17:00||Adelina Beljajeva||rhythmic gymnastics||Team event / Clubs||13.975|
|19:00 - 22:00||Adelina Beljajeva||rhythmic gymnastics||Team event / Ribbon||12.000|
18th place, silver medal in international team event
|THU 11.10.||09:00 - 15:00||Men's teams||3x3 basketball||Preliminary round pool||EST - USA 21-14|
EST - RUS 21:22
|14:40 - 17:20||Marleen Mülla||athletics||Women's Pole Vault||3.85|
|FRI 12.10.||10:00 - 11:30||Ivan Štšeglov||swimming||Men's 200m backstroke heats||2.01,69 - NR, NJR;|
proceed to finals
|10:00 - 13:00||Hendrik Õun||archery||Men's Recurve Individual Rating Round||671p - national cadet record|
|14:40 - 15:50||Annika Kelly||athletics||Women's Hammer Throw qualification||63.41 - national U18 record|
|18:00 - 19:30||Ivan Štšeglov||swimming||Men's 200m backstroke final||2.02,63|
|SAT 13.10.||09:00 - 13:30||Hendrik Õun||archery||Mixed International Team||PHI / EST vs CHI / SRI 5-4|
|10:00 - 19:00||Victoria Vesso||wrestling||Women's Freestyle 65 kg||5th place|
|14:35 - 15:45||Gedly Tugi||athletics||Women's Javelin Throw qualification||52.65|
|14:40 - 17:20||Eerik Haamer||athletics||Men's Pole Vault qualification||5.15 - national U18 record|
|15:40 - 15:55 ||Ken-Mark Minkovski||athletics||Men's 200m heats||21.69|
proceed to A-final
|16:10 - 16:30||Ann Marii Kivikas||athletics||Women's 200m heats||25.43|
|SUN 14.10.||09:00 - 15:00||Women's teams||3x3 basketball||Preliminary round pool||CZE-EST 15-17|
|09:00 - 16:30||Hendrik Õun||archery||Mixed International Team||1/8: PHI/EST - GBR/IRI 5-3|
1/4: NZL/TPE - PHI/EST 5-1
Total: 6th place
|14:00 - 16:40||Marleen Mülla||athletics||Women's Pole Vault finals||3.82|
Total: 4th place
|MON 15.10.||09:00 - 17:00||Hendrik Õun||archery||Men's Recurve Individual 1/16 elimination round:|
Reza Shabani (IRI) vs Hendrik Õun (EST)
Total: 17th place
|13:30 - 14:30||Women's Team: Johanna-Eliise Teder, Janne Pulk||3x3 basketball||Shoot-out Contest||Pulk 13th place|
Teder 31st place
|14:00 - 15:40||Annika Kelly||athletics||Women's Hammer Throw finals|| 60.07|
|TUE 16.10.||14:00 - 15:40||Eerik Haamer||athletics||Men's Pole Vault||5.12|
|14:10 - 15:20||Gedly Tugi||athletics||Women's Javelin Throw||52.60 |
|16:00 - 16:30||Ken-Mark Minkovski||athletics||Men's 200m||21.70|
|16:50 - 17:00||Ann Marii Kivikas||athletics||Women's 200m||24.53|
|WED 17.10||12:00 - 16:00||Marta Ossipova||karate||Women's Kumite -59 kg|| 0-3|
|THU 18.10.|| |
About Team Estonia
All the 23 athletes in Team Estonia have qualified due to their performance - for the first time, none of our athletes are going to the Youth Olympic Games by invitation. It should be noted that the qualification was tough, and winning a spot to compete in the Youth Olympic Games is an achievement on its own. Top performers in respective age categories will be meeting in Buenos Aires, and it is an opportunity for our young athletes to compare themselves with the best among their peers from all over the world.
Estonians will be competing in eight sports in Buenos Aires, in half of which the Estonian team had never qualified for at earlier Youth Olympic Games: rhythmic gymnastics, karate, wrestling and archery; and boys’ 3x3 basketball team will also be making their debut.
About Youth Olympic Games
The Youth Olympic Games, held every four years, will be hosted in Buenos Aires between 6 and 18 October, welcoming nearly 4000 athletes aged 15-18.
The events of the Summer Youth Olympics cover 32 sports, including several sports making their Olympic events debut: for example, karate, sport climbing, breaking, roller speed skating, futsal, kiteboarding, beach handball and BMX freestyle.
This year’s Youth Olympic Games are the first to feature equal numbers of male and female athletes.
Estonia at previous YOG's
In the first Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, 2010, there were eight Estonian competitors representing five sports.
Seventeen Estonian athletes competing in 7 sports went to the last Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China in 2014.
Exactly the same number of young athletes - 17 - was on the Estonian team with the same number of sports - 7 - in the previous Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, in 2016 and Innsbruck, Austria, in 2016.
Platform for future top athletes
Today’s Estonian Olympic athletes who earlier performed in Youth Olympic Games are Nordic combined skier Kristjan Ilves and biathlete Rene Zahkna, who brought two silver medals from Innsbruck in 2012.
Other examples are judoka Mattias Kuusik and badminton player Kristin Kuuba, who have by now entered the NOC's Olympics preparation program.