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OLYMPIC REVIEW31YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

an emotional march to the gold medal match, losing5-0 to Bolivia but winning the hearts of the Haitianpublic, who are still struggling to come to terms withthe earthquake that devastated the island in January. "Being at the Games has been an amazingexperience," said Haiti captain Daniel Gedeon. "I thinkeveryone in Haiti is excited by what we've achieved."By the end of the Games, there were 14 worldjunior records broken in Singapore, underlining thequality of the sporting competition, while almost half of the 205 participating NOCs had enjoyed medalsuccess, including a first Olympic gold medal forVietnam and a first Olympic medal for Jordan. Show jumper Dalma Rushdi H Malhas also madeheadlines by becoming the first Saudi Arabian womanto compete in an Olympic event, before claiming thebronze medal in the individual jumping discipline."I'm very happy that I got the chance to competeand change the way it's been. I hope that this will be a door that will open many other possibilities for allother Saudi girls," she said afterwards. "Being the firstfemale from Saudi Arabia makes me happy but themedal is what I am happier about."The sports themselves were the focus of muchattention as well, with new disciplines that wereintroduced especially for Singapore 2010 - such as 3-on-3 basketball, head-to-head canoe-kayak races and a combined team event in cycling, amongst others -catching the imaginations of both fans and athletes. The adapted basketball format, where the winner wasthe first team to 33 points and teams consisted of onlythree players, also proved a hit with President Rogge.RightTeam-building as part of the CEPBelowThe newdiscipline, 3-on-3street basketball,was a huge hit32OLYMPIC REVIEWYOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES