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David Bolarinwa
Relay medal for David Bolarinwa

23 August 2010

British athletes collected two more Youth Olympic medals on day eight as Flag Bearer David Bolarinwa won silver in the men’s continental medley relay and Annie Tagoe claimed bronze in the women’s race.

The medley relay sees athletes compete in continental teams, with the team of four running 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m in that order. Both British athletes ran the first 100m leg.

Bolarinwa said: “I am really pleased; to be going home with two medals is fantastic. And my start was a lot better than in the 100m final as well so that was great.”

Tagoe said: “I wasn’t going to go home without a medal, I had seen David’s (Bolarinwa) and Charlie’s (Grice) and I really wanted one so I am delighted.”

Earlier at the Bishan Stadium Team GB’s Georgia Peel ran in the A final of the women’s 1,000m and finished sixth in a time of 2:49.56.

Peel said: “The whole experience has been something to learn from and I will do that and hopefully come back next season even stronger.”

Four other Team GB athletes contested the B final of their events. Louisa James won the women’s hammer B final with a throw of 53.21m, while Andrew Elkins was second in the men’s B final with a throw of 67.77m.

Zak Seddon was runner-up in the men’s 2,000m steeple-chase B final in a personal best time of 5:52.13, while Abi Fitzpatrick finished sixth in the women’s 400m Hurdles B final in a time of 1:05.61.