AYOF 2013

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China’s Jiaying Chen took out the gold, silver to Great Britain’s Coral Kennerley and bronze to Singapore’s Xiu Hong Teh.

The first medals of the AYOF shooting competition have been won, with the final of the women’s 10 metre air pistol at the Sydney International Shooting Centre on Thursday morning.

Men's K2 heats, Penrith Regatta Centre

Competition heated up on day 2, with the boys paddling their way through some highly contested heats of the men’s K1 200m and men’s K2 200m.

Regan Leong (AUS) breaks the AYOF record for men's 200m freestyle.

There was plenty of excitement at the Aquatic Centre on Thursday morning, with four AYOF records broken in the heats.

Hamish Adam in competition mode.

Australian wrestler Hamish Adam says the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) is the most exciting event he has ever taken part in.

Performers take part in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival Opening Ceremony during day one of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Entertainment Centre on January 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

They are the stars of the future, and the athletes competing at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) were treated to a spectacle fit for Olympians at the Opening Ceremony at Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Aussie women celebrate goal against Great Britain on day one of the 2013 AYOF. Australia won 3-0.

Day 1 of the AYOF kicked off with competition in the canoe/kayak sprint, badminton and hockey as well as the spectacular Opening Ceremony.

Hammer time for Hulley

16 January 2013
Accomplished hammer thrower Alex Hulley

Most people her age haven’t even heard of it, but Alex Hulley is already an accomplished athlete in the hammer throw.

Aussie women celebrate goal against Great Britain on day one of the 2013 AYOF. Australia won 3-0.

HOCKEY: The Australian hockey teams got the competition off to the perfect start with the women winning first up over Great Britain in a high quality clash and then the men defeated the United States of America.

Shooters on target

16 January 2013
18-year-old Lachlan Tremble, competing in the 50 metre free pistol and 10 metre air pistol, said he was thrilled to have been selected on the Australian team for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Athletes at the Sydney International Shooting Centre are gearing up for the next few days of competition, starting with pre-event training on Wednesday.

Bill Bain of Australia celebrates after winning the Men's K1 1000 during day one of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 16, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Queensland kayaking duo Bill Bain and Jordan Wood have continued their winning streak placing first and second respectively in the MK1 1000m.