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A tough day of badminton see Aussies eliminated

A tough day of badminton see Aussies eliminated

20 January 2007

On Day 4 at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival badminton competition, no Australians have progressed through to the semi finals.Kenny Ng and Louise McKenzie were unlucky to lose to Zhao Jiang Terry Yeo and Li En Colleen Goh of Singapore in the mixed doubles 21-23 21-14 8-21

Figure skaters dazzle crowd

Figure skaters dazzle crowd

20 January 2007

A memorable display of international competition amongst upcoming young figure skaters wrapped up the free skate program ...

Women make a clean sweep and Australian Lang grabs silver in the men’s

Women make a clean sweep and Australian Lang grabs silver in the men’s

20 January 2007

Aussie riders took control of the women’s points race at Dunc Gray Velodrome to claim all three medals.Josephine Tomic led from start to finish and treated a major crash on the fifty-sixth lap as a minor interruption

Double-up destiny for Aussie track stars

Double-up destiny for Aussie track stars

20 January 2007

Olivia Tauro, Sally Fitzgibbons and Ryan Gregson again produced dominant performances on the second day of the athletics competition at Sydney’s Olympic Park Athletic Centre.The three young athletes confirmed they are class acts as they all picked up their second gold medal in as many days – Tauro in the 200m, Fitzgibbons in the 800m and Gleeson taking gold in the 3000m.

Teenage swim stars keep on keeping on

Teenage swim stars keep on keeping on

20 January 2007

Teenage swim stars Ellese Zalewski, Belinda Hocking and Samantha Hamill steered Australia to

Gold and bronze for Australia in the slalom

Gold and bronze for Australia in the slalom

20 January 2007

Australia have walked away with a gold and a bronze, in an exciting day

China dominates gymnastics finals

China dominates gymnastics finals

20 January 2007

Jialin Yang from China became a dual gold medallist in the men’s rings and floor gymnastics finals. Team-mate Xuezhang Chen also won two medals; silver on rings and bronze on floor.Commonwealth champion Louis Smith, of Great Britain, claimed the Australian Youth Olympics crown on pommel horse

Field events fruitful for Australia and China

Field events fruitful for Australia and China

20 January 2007

China and Australia dominated the field events on the final day of the athletics competition

Australia wins first artistic medal

Australia wins first artistic medal

20 January 2007

Twelve-year-old Mary-Anne Monckton became Australia’s first artistic gymnastics medallist, winning silver on floor in the women’s apparatus finals of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Korea take out first ever football gold

Korea take out first ever football gold

20 January 2007

Korea has won their final match this afternoon of the men’s football tournament taking out the gold medal and finishing the AYOF undefeated. The team beat Japan in a close match 1-0, giving themselves an extra three points to put them at the top of the round-robin table.

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).