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Youth Olympics: Jamaica's fencer out of Games

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 12:24 PM

Jamaica’s Tia Simms Lymn is out of the fencing competition at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

The 15-year-old Lymn, who is based in the United Kingdom, was knocked out at the quarterfinal stage in the Women’s Epee Individual event on today’s second day of competition.

Lymn lost 15-10 to American Catherine Nixon.

Earlier, Lymn got her campaign off to a winning start with a 15-5 victory over Shirwit Gaber of Egypt in the Round of 16.

And Jamaica’s beach volleyballers suffered their second straight defeat.

The pair of Shavar Bryan and Rojey Hutchinson was beaten in two sets by Johfrat Ossolo and Moussa  Ilombola of Congo.

On Sunday’s opening day, the Jamaicans suffered a similar two-set defeat against Brazil.

In swimming, Jamaica’s Sidrell Williams failed to progress from the heats of the men’s  100-metre butterfly.

Williams finished eighth and last in Heat 4 with a 57 point 4-0 clocking.

A contingent of 20 athletes is representing Jamaica in four sporting disciplines.

Apart from beach volleyball, swimming and fencing, Jamaica is also competing in track and field.

Track and field with 15 athletes is the largest of the contingents.


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