Youth Olympic Games 2018: Finn Hawkins & Amelie Morgan win GB's first individual medals

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Windsurfing bronze for Team GB's Hawkins

Finn Hawkins claimed Team GB's first individual medal of the 2018 Youth Olympics with windsurfing bronze in Buenos Aires, before team-mate Amelie Morgan went one better with individual all-around gymnastics silver.

Hawkins, 15, knew a top-12 finish would realistically be enough for a medal, after a fourth and two third-place finishes on the penultimate day.

Despite a difficult start, Hawkins fought back to finish third.

"This means so much to me," he said.

"I'm sure there'll be many more medals to come [for Team GB], but it's great to be the first [individual] medallist," the teenager from Cornwall told BBC Sport.

Morgan soon claimed her silver medal with consistent performances throughout her all-around gymnastics event.

The 15-year-old was sitting in fourth position after two of the four apparatus and finished with a total of 53.432 - just 0.634 points short of gold medallist Giorgia Villa of Italy, with Anastasiia Bachynska of Ukraine third.

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GB's Morgan wins gymnastics silver at Youth Olympics

"I'm over the moon," she told BBC Sport.

"That is the most nervous I've ever been and to be honest I didn't expect it, so to come away with a medal makes me really pleased."

Morgan, who also claimed a British record haul for female gymnasts of five medals at the European Junior Championships in August, is seen as a potential contender for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

She has qualified for all four of the individual apparatus finals and will return on Saturday for the vault and uneven bars events.

Hawkins' windsurfing event was won by Alexandros Kalpogiannakis of Greece, with Italian Nicolo Renna second.

GB's world youth windsurfing champion Islay Watson finished 11th in her event.

Britain's other medals at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina have all come in mixed team events.

Jack Whitaker claimed show jumping silver on Tuesday before Jess Clarke took trampoline silver and gymnast Adam Tobin secured bronze on Wednesday.

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