Michael Houlie made no mistake in his second final at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires smashing into the wall in first place in the men’s 50m breaststroke early on Saturday morning.
The Bishops matric pupil won South Africa’s second gold of the Youth Games and the second medal in the pool.
Houlie tasted disappointment earlier in the week when failed to live up to his favourite tag going into the 100m breaststroke final.
The 17-year-old made a tactical mistake in that race taking it out too fast over the first half and he had to be content with fifth place.
There were no such problems in his pet 50m breaststroke event touching first in a time of 27.51 seconds.
In a change of fortunes
Sun finished in second place in a time of 27.85 with Alexander Milanovich of Canada rounding off the podium in 27.87.
Duné Coetzee, who became the first South African female to win a medal at the Youth Olympic Games on Monday just missed out on a podium place in the 400m freestyle.
She won the 200m butterfly silver medal earlier in the week posting a new South African age-group record of 2:11.71.
On Saturday she was in fourth place for the majority of the 400m freestyle final finishing in that position clocking 4:15.27.
She finished eight seconds behind Hungarian winner Ajna Kesely touching first in 4:07.14.
Triathlete Amber Schlebusch opened South Africa’s tally on the opening day of the Games winning gold in the swim-cycle-run event.