Japan made a confident start to their Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) campaign with a convincing win in the men’s artistic team event. Great Britain finished brilliantly on pommel horse but missed out on silver which went to China by just 0.437 of a point.
The first cycling finals of the 2007 AYOF were held tonight at Dunc Gray Velodrome with Australia’s Josephine Tomic showing her class to win the individual pursuit gold and team-mate Lisa Friend winning bronze. All eyes were on Tomic, considered the future darling of Australian cycling, and her gold medal ride with Huang Ting Ying of Chinese Taipei.
Scorching temperatures reaching mid 30s at the Canoe/ Kayak Whitewater Stadium didn’t deter slalom competitors from preparing for the qualification runs which start tomorrow
Australia scooped up two bronze and one silver in the first day of Canoe/Kayak Flatwater, however it was the Hungarians who stole the show
It was exciting badminton in the evening session of Day 2 at the AYOF, with Australia Gold defeating New Zealand Two 3-2. Leanne Choo and Kenny Ng drew first blood in the mixed doubles against Kevin Dennerly-Minturn and Stephanie Cheng. The Kiwis were unlucky to have some close line calls against them with the Aussies winning 21-17 21-18
Great Britain is off to a good start all round after winning both their men’s and women’s matches on Day 1 of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Despite some early nerves, the woman’s side defeated China 4-1 in their opening match, while the men’s team took down Malaysia 3-0 at the Hockey Centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
An early multi-team training session at Sydney Olympic Park on Day 1 (Wednesday morning) has demonstrated that the table tennis competition is likely to be extremely close at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Chinese Taipei, Great Britain, China, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Oceania and New Caledonia have all selected their best young athletes, and their skill is immediately evident.
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Did you know?
Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).