Luke Davids starred for TeamSA in Buenos Aires. Photo: @TeamSA18 on twitter

BUENOS AIRES – Team SA sprinter Luke Davids took gold in the men's 100 metres final, at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday.

The Capetonian went into the final off the back of a heats time of 10.56 seconds and took gold in 10.15.

Jason Tito failed to land a mark in his four attempts in the long jump final, while Bianca Erasmus ended 16th overall in the women's high jump final, with an evening best of 1.63 metres.

Earlier, Carmie Prinsloo finished 13th in the women's cross country event in 13 minutes 33 seconds. Nicole Louw ended 25th in 14:02.

The cross country action was the first time in 94 years that this sports discipline has returned to any sort of Olympic level, with Kenya's Kavesa Muema claiming the men's gold medal over the 4km distance in 11:12. The women's top spot went to Uganda's Sarah Chelangat in 12:32.

SA's rugby sevens team went down 28-5 to Japan in their bronze medal playoff match, with Mpho Mambane scoring the solitary try for the South Africans.

TeamSA pictured in the Youth Olympics Athletes' Village. Photo: @TeamSA18 on twitter

Team SA will be pinning their Tuesday medal hopes on the firm shoulders of javelin athlete Jano Esterhuizen, who was the top qualifier with a career-best 77.69 metres effort. 

Hendrik van Huyssteen (pole vault) and Martha Morake (400 metres hurdles) will also be  a part of the action. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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