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Athletes bow into action at Youth Olympics

Published:Sunday | August 17, 2014 | 8:00 AM
Jamaica's Youth Olympics representatives Timothy Wynter ()right) and Junell Bromfield with the International Olympic Committe's president, Thomas Bach. Jamaica was invited to send representatives to have dinner with the IOC president in Nanjing, China.-Contributed

Jamaica's athletes will bow into action on today's opening day of competition in the second staging of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

The Jamaicans will be competing in the two of the four events that they have entered in the championships. They will be taking part in the first round of beach volleyball and swimming. Tomorrow, they are down to compete in fencing, with track and field set for Wednesday.

Twenty athletes are down to represent Jamaica at the championships, with 15 in track and field, two each in swimming and beach volleyball, and one in fencing.

Jamaica's pair of Shavar Bryan and Rojay Hutchinson will play against Brazil in beach volleyball today. They will then take on Congo tomorrow.

Timothy Wynter and Sidrell Williams will participate in three events each in swimming.

Tia Simms-Lymn will be the lone fencer and will contest the women's epee event.