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Paddler Archana Kamath loses bronze play-off, women's hockey team suffers first defeat

Press Trust of India  |  Buenos Aires 

endured a medal-less outing at the Youth after the gold rush of the previous three days as the women's team lost to and rising player went down in the bronze medal match here.

Kamath, who became the first Indian paddler to enter the semifinals of Youth Olympics, gave her all against Romania's Andreea Dragoman before losing 11-8, 11-13, 9-11, 5-11, 9-11 in the semifinal played on Wednesday night (wee hours of Thursday in India).

The Indian under-18 women's team suffered its first loss of the Youth Olympics' five-a-side competition, going down 2-5 to hosts

After three successive wins, lost the toughest match they played in the event.

opened the scoring with a seventh minute goal through India's equalised soon after in the eighth minute but the hosts regained the lead in the 10th minute with a field goal by

Just before the half time, scored a fine field goal to draw level for

The second period, however, was totally dominated by Argentina as they showcased brilliant attack that helped them score back-to-back in the 12th, 17th and 19th minute through Sofia, and respectively.

The Indian team will face in its fifth match of the competition.

A little later in the day, the men's team too did not get the result it wanted, losing 3-4 to in a keenly contested contest. Davis Miles, James Collins, Alistair Murray, scored for while India struck through Vivek Sagar Prasad, who found the net twice, and Shivam Anand.

Both teams scored two goals each after led 2-1 at half time.

On Thursday morning, disappointed in Heat 3, finishing seventh.

The medal-less day for India came after it won three historic gold medals in as many days. Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won shooting gold medals after weightlifter gave India its first ever gold in Youth India has also won three silver medals in the competition.

Another medal could be assured if rising star wins his semifinal against Japan's Kodai Naraoka later on Thursday.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:20 IST
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