AYOF 2013

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Mack Horton of Australia competes in the Mens 1500 Freestyle Final during day eight of the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials at South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 22, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Australia is set to witness a resurgence in distance swimming after Mack Horton had the swim of his life to win the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 1500m freestyle.

Guilherme Dias of Brazil (red) competes against Sean Odea of Australia during the Freestyle 85 kg Wrestling event in the Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

WRESTLING: Pins, clinches and throws have taken over Olympic Park Sports Hall with the opening qualifying rounds of wrestling.

Day Five

ROWING: The final day of rowing and the AYOF provided plenty of excitement for the crowd.

australian burras

HOCKEY: Australia has come from the brink of defeat to reverse a late one goal deficit and beat Great Britain in an epic men’s gold medal match on Sunday afternoon.

Clean sweep for China

20 January 2013
Gold - China
Silver - Great Britain
Bronze - Australia

DIVING: China has had another clean sweep at Sunday morning’s platform synchronised event, their consistent form elevating them above the other entrants.


GYMNASTICS: Great Britain and China took home all the medals on offer in the men’s individual all–around and apparatus competition.

Records tumble at velodrome

20 January 2013

CYCLING: Australia’s Josie Talbot has held out to win the women’s omnium after holding first place in all six rounds of the two-day event at the Dunc Gray Velodrome.

Australia celebrates winning the Women's Hockey Final between Australia and China at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

HOCKEY: Australia has won gold in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) women’s hockey tournament after registering an inspiring 2-1 come-from-behind victory over China.

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

SWIMMING: The AYOF record book has almost been rewritten, with three more records broken in Sunday morning’s heats.

Talbot's rising star

20 January 2013
Women's Omnium

CYCLING: Australia’s Josie Talbot is shaping up to be the next big thing in cycling.