Youth News

Toeta Patolo of Australia cuts through the defence in the Men's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

The blistering temperatures haven’t put the men’s Australia and South Africa sides off their game as they continue to dominate into the afternoon session at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview.

Tayla-Paige Billington relaxing at the warm-up track ahead of the athletics competition at the 2013 AYOF.

ATHLETICS: With Australian flags on her face, Tayla-Paige Billington is following in her mother’s path.

Medallists

GYMNASTICS: China claimed its first gold medal of the gymnastics competition at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

NSW swimmer

SWIMMING: Jayke Rees is keeping his Olympic dream alive with his final two races, the men's 200m backstroke and men's 50m freestyle.

Gold - Oceania
Silver - New Zealand
Bronze - Australia

WEIGHTLIFTING: Karitema Otang, from the Combined Oceania team, snatched gold in thrilling fashion in the Men’s 77kg on Friday.

Lachlan Tremble claims shooting silver in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol.

As temperatures soared above 40 degrees out at the Sydney International Shooting Centre Australia has won two shooting medals on day two of the competition.

Charlotte Caslick of Australia feels the effect of the extreme heat in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

AYOF2013: Records are being broken at the AYOF in the pool and Sydney city itself has experienced its equal hottest day on record.

Tiana Penitani of Australia makes a break to score a try in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian men’s and women’s rugby sevens sides had an excellent start to the AYOF tournament on Friday morning.

Jacob Birtwhistle wins gold

TRIATHLON: Australia has won double gold in the men’s and women’s triathlon events at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in what were scorching conditions in Sydney’s west.

Gold - China
Silver - Great Britain
Bronze - Australia

DIVING: China took a clean sweep of the gold medals on the first day of the AYOF diving competition, winning all three events.