Mead Student Wins Silver Medal At Youth Olympic Games In Singapore - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Mead Student Wins Silver Medal At Youth Olympic Games In Singapore

SPOKANE, Wash. - More than 5,000 athletes from all over the world competed in the First Annual Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore last week, and one of Spokane's own, walked away with the silver medal in wrestling.

Mead High School Junior Jordan Rogers was welcomed home by his family and friends at the Spokane Airport Friday night. Jordan won the U.S. Nationals, and then advanced to Olympic qualifiers in Mexico before taking the silver at the Junior Olympics.

Over 370,000 spectators in Singapore watched Jordan and the other wrestlers at the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games, which is designed for athletes ages 14 to 18. Jordan competed against the top wrestlers from all over the world, including Belarus, Turkey, Benin, Guam, and Africa. Jordan says it was an overwhelming feeling to be there, but it was a life changing moment bringing back the silver.

"It was great experience to get to meet other top athletes in the sport," said Jordan. " It was really cool to be there, especially to represent the USA, it was so much fun."

Now that Jordan is an All-American, he gets to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He still plans to wrestle for Mead High School this year, but his next goal is to do it all over again, starting with the World Championships next year.

 

 

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