youth olympics

17-year-old Luke Davids has just won a gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 100m race which he got in 10.15 seconds.


The 17-year-old was beaming after his gold medal win earlier today. He crossed the finish line in 10.56 in the first stage and in the second stage he lowered his time to 10.15 for a combined 20.71. Luke is the only athlete to have a combined tally under 21 seconds.

In an interview with Team SA, Luke said, ‘The feeling of being the fastest young man in the world and being No 1 is amazing,’.

‘I’ve been dreaming of this moment for months now. The spectators were incredible. The support they give you on the track, in the warmup and at all times is sensational. People from Argentina seem as if they were from South Africa because of their kindness and, for that reason, I felt at home.’

Sadly his incredible speed cannot go down as his personal best due to a strong following wind which was over the allowed 2.0m/s by 1.4m/s. We, however, have faith that Luke will do great things in his career and get this personal best on record in the future.

Luke is dedicated to his training and according to a user on Twitter, he spends his time working hard at the UWC stadium.

“[I] Have seen him train at UWC Stadium, works really hard. Even runs at the stadiums’ corridor on rainy days.” – Sandile Ndumo

People have been quick to praise the upcoming sports star, claiming he has a very bright and successful future ahead of him. We cannot wait to here more from this promising athlete!

Sources: Twitter / TeamSA
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