Nanjing 2014: Stones wins taekwondo Youth Olympic bronze

By Nick HopeBBC Olympic sports reporter in Nanjing, China
GB Taekwondo
Britain's Abigail Stones is a world junior taekwondo champion
2014 Youth Olympics
Venue: Nanjing, China. Dates: 16-28 August 2014. Coverage: Daily highlights (09:00-10:00 and 16:00-17:00 BST from 17-28 August) on BBC Red Button; text reports and select medal-winning action on BBC Sport website and BBC News Channel. BBC One review 18:00 on 30 August

Taekwondo fighter Abigail Stones claimed Team GB's first medal of the 2014 Youth Olympics with bronze on the opening day of competition in China.

The world junior champion, 15, defeated Jordan's Eman Aladaileh 5-2 in her opening fight and led heading into the last round of her -44kg semi-final.

However, Stones' opponent - and eventual silver medallist Ceren Ozbek of Azerbaijan - recovered to win 3-2.

"It was just hard and not the result I wanted," Stones told BBC Sport.

The final was won by Chen-Yu Wang after the Chinese Taipei fighter defeated Ozbek 21-1.

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic facts
About 3,600 athletes from over 200 nations are competing
All 28 summer Olympic sports will feature across 222 events
Golf and rugby sevens feature for the first time at an Olympics ahead of their senior debut in Rio 2016
Sports that missed out on selection for the 2020 Olympics, such as roller skating, sport climbing and wushu, will be 'demonstrated'

Stones had been looking to following in the footsteps of training partner and London 2012 Olympic champion Jade Jones, who won the title at the inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore four years ago.

A stressful 24 hours leading into the event - where she only just made the -44kg weight limit - was far from ideal.

However, the Manchester-based athlete was not making excuses.

"I tried my best, but there's nothing else I could have done," she said.

"The experience has been amazing, but I need to reflect on what has happened here and improve for my next performance."

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Triathlete Sian Rainsley had the honour of being Great Britain's first athlete to compete in the Nanjing Games.

The 17-year-old from Coventry was taken to hospital over Christmas with pneumonia, but battled to a spirited eighth place in an event won by Australia's Britt Dutton.

In the pool the British mixed-relay team finished sixth in the 4x100m final, while Jessica Fullalove and Luke Greenbank (100m backstroke) as well as Georgina Evans (50m breaststroke) all reached their respective finals, which will take place on Monday.

Also coming up on the second day of competition is triathlon medal-prospect Ben Dijkstra, while European junior gymnastics champion Ellie Downie begins her campaign with the qualification round for the women's all-around competition.

Gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran was in scintillating form in the men's qualification and heads into Tuesday's all-around final in first place.

Regini-Moran scored 84.400 from the six apparatus - 0.900 points ahead of his nearest challenger - whilst the teenager also booked himself berths in the floor, pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars finals later in the week.

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