|Palau's Noel Keane at Youth Olympic|
Although swimmer Noel Keane, representing Palau, wasn't happy with his times at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, he said it will push him to train harder to get better.
Keane, 16, competed in men's 100-meter freestyle on Oct. 11 and came in with a time of 55.59 seconds. He said he wanted to finish in 54 seconds.
"It didn't happen. I just have to train as hard as I can to get that time," he said.
Keane also competed in men's 200-meter freestyle on Oct. 8, with a time of 2:00.77. He said he wanted to break the two-minute mark.
"I wasn't that happy, but I just have to move forward," he said.
Keane is done with competition and said he will take his time to rest and think about how he can make himself better again.
He said he's happy to have represented Palau at the Games, wearing a swim cap with the Palau flag.
"It’s an awesome feeling. I love coming out to these competitions and representing our country and making them proud," Keane said.
And he has a positive message for everyone back home. "You can do all things if you just do your best, be strong, be positive and you can do it," he said.