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2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival begins

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By Euronews
2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival begins

Competition at the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival in Tbilisi got underway on Monday.

The city’s brand new Athletics Stadium greeted the sports future stars for the 2000 meter steeplechase.

Jasmijn Bakker of the Netherland’s celebrated gold with a time of six minutes and 48 seconds.

Russia’s Anastasiia Makhrova claimed silver while Tira Pavuk of Hungary rounded out the podium.

Austrian Stefan Schmid meanwhile triumphed in the boys category.

The 16-year-old held off the challenge of Matevz Cimermancic of Slovenia to clock a personal best of five minutes and 59.89 seconds.

Timothee Mischler of France crossed over to take the Bronze medal.

From the track to the Aquatic palace where the first swimming medals were on offer.

The conditions were perfect for the outdoor arena.

Alexei Sancov of Moldova took full advantage to win gold in the 200 metres freestyle.

Germany’s Johannes Hintze took silver and Hungary’s Richard Marton the bronze.

Maria Claudia Gadea of Romania enjoyed success in the girls 400m Individual Medley – Britain’s Rebecca Mia Sutton won silver and Germany’s Celine Rieder bronze.

Russia celebrated gold in the girls 4×100m Freestyle relay touching home first ahead of Germany while Turkey took Bronze.