Youth Olympic Games: PH bet Christian Tio wins silver in kiteboarding | Inquirer Sports

Youth Olympic Games: PH bet Christian Tio wins silver in kiteboarding

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 11:24 PM October 14, 2018


Filipino-Norwegian Christian Tio delivered the Philippines’ first medal in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tio, the country’s top young kiteboarding star, won the silver medal in the final of the men’s kiteboarding IKA Twin Tip Racing late Sunday night (Manila time).


READ: PH kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stint

The 17-year-old Tio, who hails from Boracay Island where his mother taught him to kite at 7 years old, was the only representative in the Asia and Oceanic regions.


He booked a trip to Argentina for the YOG after clinching the lone Asian berth during the qualifiers seven months ago in Thailand.

READ: Tio clinches lone berth in Youth Olympic Games

Deury Corniel of Dominican Republic bagged the gold medal while Toni Vodisek of Slovenia wound up tied with Tio to also win the silver.

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