For the first time even, the United States has earned two male spots and one female spot to the Youth Olympics through the World Championship qualifier:
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Spots at the Olympics are earned through a complicated qualifying process which includes multiple channels of entry. The way to earn the most spots is through performances as a team at World Championships, but individuals spots can be earned through continental qualifiers.
The fact that Team USA has earned spots to the Youth Olympics through the World Championships is a result of at least couple years of solid performances at these world events and it also bodes well for the future of Team USA. In 2017, the men's team at Youth Worlds came away with six total medals, four golds and two silver. The women's team earned two bronze medals, courtesy of Kuinini Manumua:
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The 2018 Youth Olympics will take place October 6th through October 18th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.