Youth News

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.

Rhythmic Gymnastics AUS team gold

GYMNASTICS: The Australian rhythmic gymnastics team has pulled off an incredible performance over one of the sport’s powerhouse nations, China, by winning gold in the team event on Friday.

Penrith Whitewater Stadium

CANOE/KAYAK – SLALOM – Australia dominated the heats on the opening day of the AYOF slalom competition.

Jialing Hu of China has won her second gold medal of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF), taking out the women’s 10 metre air rifle final.

Mackenzie Little displaying her form at a training session ahead of the 2013 AYOF javelin competition.

ATHLETICS: The stadiums and the fields are the same but Sydney teenager Mackenzie Little has never seen so much excitement at Olympic Park.

Australia Gold breaststroker competing in the 100m breaststroke heats on Day 3 of the 2013 AYOF at Sydney Aquatic Centre.

SWIMMING: The second day of the AYOF swimming competition produced many close finishes and three new AYOF records.

Mitchell's mentoring role

18 January 2013
Lauren Mitchell

GYMNASTICS: ‘Australia's best ever gymnast’ Lauren Mitchell has taken on the role of athlete ambassador, in charge of mentoring Australia's 35-strong gymnastics team at this week’s Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Badminton: Day Two

BADMINTON: The team stage of the badminton competition has concluded, with China, the number two seed, victorious over Malaysia.