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Boxer Te Mania Shelford has been defeated in her bronze medal bout at the Youth Olympic Games.

The 18-year-old was out boxed by Ireland’s Dearbhla Rooney in Buenos Aires, going down in a unanimous decision in the women's 57kg category.
 
“It was a really crazy experience but I’m still so proud,” she said.

“Knowing that I came fourth and I don’t get to go on the podium… well that just makes me hungrier,” she said.
 
Teammate Kasib Murdoch was also defeated in his bout to place 6th overall in the men's 60kg division. 
 
In the cycling Phoebe Young sacrificed her own race to help a teammate who was involved in a crash.

Kiwi rider Sammie Maxwell went down after another cyclist bumped into her with several laps to go in the criterium.

Sitting at the back of the pack Young didn’t think twice about stopping to help.

“She [Maxwell] was doing so well sprinting and managing to stay in the group, but when I saw she was down I just wanted to stop and make sure she was okay. I’m so proud of her because she put in an amazing effort,” said Young.

Young says Maxwell is battered but in good spirits.

“Physically she’s alright, unfortunately her bike’s a bit bashed but she’ll mend and it’ll be okay,” said Young.

It was the second crash of the Games for Maxwell who was also taken out in the road race.

The pair finished the final of the five days of racing in 8th place.

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Above: Young and parents in Buenos Aires

“It’s been so tiring, I’m shattered and my legs are just gone, it’s been a tough five days but I’m proud to be wearing the fern and proud of my teammate. To get top 10 is incredible against these people.”

In the men's criterium Max Taylor crossed the line in 19th. 

The only New Zealander in action tomorrow (the final day of competition in Buenos Aires) is karate athlete Raukawa Jefferies.

Buenos Aires 2018 Olympic Summer Youth Games
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