Canada's Yang wins gold in badminton mixed team relay at Youth Olympic Games

By The Canadian Press
October 14, 2018 - 3:45pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Canadian badminton player Brian Yang won gold at the Youth Olympic Games on Sunday by finishing in top spot in the mixed team relay event.

The competition includes 64 players from different countries who are drawn into eight teams.

Yang, from Toronto, helped Team Alpha to victory by posting a 22-18 win over Team Zeta's Nhat Nguyen.

Team Alpha edged out Team Omega 110-106 for gold and Team Theta took bronze.

Also Sunday, judoka Rachel Krapman of Thornhill, Ont., won bronze in the mixed team tournament. She helped Team London tie Team Rio de Janeiro for bronze behind champion Team Beijing and silver medallist Team Athens.

 

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