Elinah Phillip sole female Caribbean swimmer in 50m free semi finals. Malik John runs in 2nd race of 400m at Buenos Aires 2018

    Malik John in the 400m heats at Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo credit: Cleave M Farrington/BVIOC

On Thursday, October 11 in rainy and extremely cold weather conditions (11 degrees), Malik John made his opening debut in Stage 1, heat 2, lane 6 of the Men’s 400m running a time of 53.33 seconds but which was later changed to a disqualification for lane violation at the 200m curve.

Elinah Phillip 50m Free Buenos Aires 2018

Elinah Phillip in the 50m freestyle. She was the only female Caribbean swimmer to make it to the 50m free semi-finals at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Photo credit. Cleave M Farrington/BVIOC

Meanwhile, in swimming, Elinah Phillip had a non-advancing result in the Women’s 50m Freestyle semi-finals with a time of 26.56 (PB 25.32) to place 15th overall out of 55 competitors in the event. Phillip was the only Caribbean athlete to place in the semi-finals.

John looks forward to bouncing back with a better performance on the track when he competes in Stage 2 of the Men’s 400m running in heat 1, lane 4 on Sunday, October 14th at 4.10pm (3.10pm BVI time)

All track events have 2 stages and the average of both finish times determines the podium finishes of the event. All athletes get the opportunity to compete twice.

John’s final event will be in the mixed relays 8 X 100m during the course of the upcoming week.

Full results of the 50m freestyle semi finals can be found on the following link: https://www.buenosaires2018.com/results/resYOG2018/pdf/YOG2018/SWM/YOG2018_SWM_C74A_SWMW50MFR————-SFNL——–.pdf

Full results of the 400m Stage 1 heats can be found on the following link: https://www.buenosaires2018.com/results/en/athletics/result-summary-men-s-400m.htm?lng=en

Events can be watched live on the Olympic Channel:https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/