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David Bolarinwa
David Bolarinwa faces the media after his bronze medal performance
21 August 2010

David Bolarinwa (coach: John Powell) stormed to Youth Olympic 100m bronze at the Bishan Stadium today.

Team GB's flag bearer in Singapore claimed the team's sixth medal in the men's A final, won by Jamaica's Odane Skeen. Bolarinwa will collect his medal tomorrow morning.

He said: "I didn't get a good start and that affected my race, but a medal is a medal so that’s good for Team GB. We came here to learn things and I'm going to train and learn more. For me, this is still a learning curve, I've only been doing this sport for two years. It's been absolutely fantastic here in Singapore."

Annie Tagoe (coach: Clarence Callender) just missed out on a medal in her respective women's 100m A final, finishing fourth in 11.73 seconds.

Tagoe said: "I am motivated and looking forward to training hard and coming out to this sort of championships in the future and winning medals."

Earlier in the day Katie Byres (coach: Julien Raffalli-Ebezant) capitalised on her disappointment of not making the women's pole vault A final by winning the B final with a vault of 4.00 metres.

Byres said: "I used my anger and frustration at not making the A final positively, and am pleased to have won the B final and attempted another UK U17 best.

"I’ll probably compete in one more match for my club [Sale] before having a break and then getting down to some hard winter training.

"This whole experience has been fantastic and I’ve learned so much," she said.

Themba Luhana (coach: Alison Allee) finished runner-up in the men's 110m hurdles B final in 13.78 seconds.

He said: "This whole Games has been unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.

"To win the Moscow trial to get through to compete here at a Youth Olympic Games was a great achievement for me.  Although I am disappointed not to step up here, I feel I have really benefitted and am motivated to train hard this winter."

Victoria Ohuruogu (coach: Lloyd Cowan) faded to third in the women’s 400m B final in 55.99 seconds after looking strong coming into the home straight.

The Youth Olympic Games involves 3,600 athletes, aged 14-18, from over 200 nations from, 14-26 August. For more information visit www.singapore2010.sg

For more on Team GB check out the BOA website at: http://www.olympics.org.uk