With the support of an amazing crowd and a coach that never gives up, the Australian men’s team has secured a spot in the table tennis doubles minor finals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.
A relentless display of diving brilliance from the Chinese men in the ten metre platform event ensured China’s dominance in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival on Day 4.
The last day of gruelling competition yielded some pleasing results for the Aussies with top honours going to Great Britain and Chinese Taipei in the finals.
Following the conclusion of the round robin hockey games at the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre this afternoon the make-up of the medal games tomorrow have been finalised.
Japan won gold in both men’s and women’s synchronised trampoline events at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival today. Australia picked up silver and bronze in the women’s event, mirroring this morning’s individual results.
Australia’s Catherine Skinner has taken gold and team mate Laetisha Scanlan silver after a dramatic sudden-death shoot off in the final of the women’s trap.
The last day of competition is a good time to leave a lasting impression and that was the case when the figure skating girls completed their free program at the Sydney Ice Arena to finalise the placings at the Australian Youth Olympics Festival.
Michelle Steele has slipped back to number five in the world after finishing in 13th place in a World Cup in Igls, Austria. Steele, who won Australia's first skeleton medal last weekend recorded a combined time of one minute 52.88 seconds, 0.99 of a second behind race winner Anja Huber of Germany.
Australia’s table tennis singles medal hopes rest on the shoulders of Kyle Davis, the only Australian still standing in the quarter finals Saturday evening.A crowd of almost 200 was treated to an afternoon of intense play from the young Australian as he quashed opponents with talented serving and a trademark powerful long game
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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.