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YOG: Cuba wins final gold of Games

2010-08-26 09:04:32 GMT2010-08-26 17:04:32 (Beijing Time)

YOG: Wilfred Leon (front) of Cuba blocks the ball during the boys' volleyball final match between Cuba and Argentina at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Photo: XINHUA

SINGAPORE: The final gold medal of the YOG has been won by Cuba's boys' volleyball team, who beat Argentina's 3-1 Thursday, in the last day of the Games.

In the girls' volleyball final at Toa Payoh Sports Hall, team Belgium beat the USA 3-1.

This is the Belgians' second gold at the Games.

China have won 30 gold, 16 silver and five bronze medals, while Russia are in second place, with 19 gold medals.

South Korea have won 11 gold medals.

USA -- traditionally among the top five nations in either the Summer or Winter Olympic Games -- is currently ranked 13th, with four gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals.

In the table tennis mixed team finals, top seeds Japan have beaten South Korea to win the gold medal.

Koki Niwa and Ayuka Tanioka clinched the title with a 3-2 win in the best-of-five game series at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The team from InterContinental-1 won bronze, after its 2-1 victory over North Korea Thursday morning.

The InterContinental team comprised China's top ranked female player Gu Yuting and her male partner Adem Hmam from Tunisia.

The Closing Ceremony of the YOG will be aired live on Channel 5 at 7.30pm Thursday.

More than 2,000 students will perform at the ceremony, attended by more than 250,000 spectators.


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