Canadian Youth Basketball Team Continues To Dominate

SINGAPORE, Aug. 21 /CNW/ - The Canadian 3-on-3 basketball team has earned itself two shots at a Youth Olympic medal, qualifying for the semifinals. Three young Canadian girls took to the Bishan Stadium track and one gymnast vaulted herself into contention at the gymnastics venue.

Basketball: Canada cruised to their most impressive win of the Youth Olympic Games to date, topping Germany 33-15 in their quarterfinal matchup. The 33 points are the maximum that can be scored in a game at the YOG. Kaylee Kilpatrick (St. John, N.B.) had her best game, pouring in 14 points. "That was a personal goal of mine," Kilpatrick said. "I wanted to finish strong inside. We just need to keep on a roll. We have to keep hustling and working hard." Canada faces China in the semifinal on Sunday.

Athletics: Katie Reid (Surrey, B.C.) made the final of the women's 400 m, finishing fifth in a time of 53.69 seconds. "I just tried to keep fighting out there," she said. "I love competing. I'm always battling for that feeling." Her teammate Shai-Anne Davis (Richmond, B.C.) finished fourth in the B Final of the women's 100 m, while Rachel Romu (Thunder Bay, Ont.) was second in the B Final of the women's long jump, throwing down a personal best of 5.79 m.

Gymnastics - Artistic: Madeline Gardiner (Cambridge, Ont.) qualified for the finals of both the vault and the uneven bars. She had two strong vaults, landing her in fifth place. She fell from the uneven bars and earned an eighth-place finish.

    
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    Sport         Athlete             Event        Phase         Result
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    Athletics     Shai-Ann Davis      100 m        B Final       4th (12.35)
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    Athletics     Katie Reid          400 m        Final         5th (53.69)
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    Athletics     Rachel Romu         Long Jump    B Final       2nd (5.79 m)
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    Basketball    Kaylee Halovorson,  3-on-3       Quarter-      W 33-15 vs.
                   Kaylee              Basketball   final         GER
                   Kilpatrick,
                   Tiye Traore,
                   Dakota Whyte
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    Canoe-Kayak   Hayden Daniels      K1 Kayak     Round 2       Lost to
                                       Sprint       (Repechage)   Alexandru
                                                                  Tiganu
                                                                  (MDA)
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    Canoe-Kayak   Jazmyne             C1 Canoe     Round 2       Lost to
                   Denhollander        Sprint       (Repechage)   Christina
                                                                  Emma Blake
                                                                  Pedroso
                                                                  (POR)
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    Diving        Pamela Ware         10 m         Final         8th
                                       Platform
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    Gymnastics -  Madeline Gardiner   Vault        Final         5th
     Artistic
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    Gymnastics -  Madeline Gardiner   Uneven Bars  Final         8th
     Artistic
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SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

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