Women’s kayak events will be hotly contested at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), as Australia and Hungary have high expectations of their rising stars. Australia’s head manager Christine Duff believes Nicole Rutland, who will contest the K1 and K2 events, has what it takes to win gold.
Sailing makes its debut at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival with the boats hitting the water on Thursday at Farm Cove in Sydney Harbour.
Women’s kayak events will be hotly contested at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), as Australia and Hungary have high expectations of their rising stars.
Australia Gold was defeated by China 5-0 on the first day of the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival badminton competition, held at the Sydney Sports Hall in Homebush.
Ski and Snowboard Australia rider Jo Shaw has finished in 35th place in parallel giant slalom at the World Snowboard Championships, as Torino Games team-mate Emanuel Oppliger was disqualified out of the men's competition.
The focus of the Australian Olympic Youth Festival will shift to the Sydney Aquatic Centre on Friday with the three-day diving event getting underway featuring Australia’s Commonwealth Games synchronised silver medallist Melissa Wu, who is looking to shine against the worlds best junior divers.
The 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival opened in fine style on Wednesday night with an all singing, all dancing spectacular involving 1300 children from all across New South Wales. The show opened with the theme song for the event, ‘Sweet Victory’ which saw a myriad of colours flutter across centre stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
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Did you know?
There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.