Australia’s rhythmic gymnasts are ecstatic after winning their first gold medal of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in the team event. Chloe Hayes, Danielle Prince, Keziah Oliver and Zena Foale-Banks, provided an incredibly close contest against China on ball and ribbon, with Canada just keeping in the medal hunt.
China has taken gold and bronze in the first event of the diving competition in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.Seventeen-year-old Qin Tian from China’s Hubei Province, took out the gold medal in the 3m springboard event with a score of 556.55. Malaysia’s Mansur Khairul Safwan came in second place with 539.85 points after the events ten dives.
Expected temperatures of approximately 40 degrees celcius in Penrith this weekend have forced the competition schedule to be moved forward one hour in order to avoid the heat
Australian Youth Olympic Festival hockey star Samantha Gale says, competing on an international stage at such a young age has given her an extra drive to achieve.
Australia’s national champion, 14-year-old Melissa Wu, has finished with the bronze medal as the Chinese continue their dominance in the diving competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival
The morning session of the table tennis at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival has further tightened competition. Underdogs Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand have all lifted their game overnight to keep the competition leaders on their toes
It was an electrifying competition day for the Taekwondo under 63kg division with the Aussies fighting back to secure first place in the medal tally.Despite a shaky start for the squad this morning, the Australians won every bronze medal category bar one, when young battler Gylan al Atrushi lost to Chinese athlete Weiji Dan
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Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.