JUDO: Eighteen-year-old Naomi de Bruine showed the strength of a true Australian today, competing in the women’s -78kg Judo competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, just missing out on the bronze medal match.
ROWING: Australian crews competing at the Youth Olympic Games have advanced to the B Finals on Day 3 at the Nanjing Rowing-Canoeing School after they both experienced difficult starts.
SWIMMING: Australia has had another successful morning at the Olympic Sports Centre Natatorium in Nanjing, qualifying for another two semi finals (women’s 50m butterfly, men’s 50m freestyle) and two finals (women’s 200m backstroke, men’s 4x100m freestyle relay) tonight.
RUGBY SEVENS: Australia has set a date with America in the Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens semi-final this afternoon after triumphing over Canada 21-5.
Ned Fitzgerald exceeded expectations to make it into the quarter finals. Ned went down to Korean M C Seo 15-3 in a great day of fencing for the Aussie.
SHOOTING: Day 3 at the shooting hall saw the competition move into the women’s 10m Air Rifle. Queenslander, Monika Woodhouse stepped up to the line in the qualification round.
TABLE TENNIS: Australian table tennis players Vy Bui and Dominic Huang are out of the singles event after losing their first knockout matches in the consolation draw.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: A resurgent Argentine performance coupled with the Australians being a little too laid back has cost Phoebe Bell and Brittany Kendall the win.
SWIMMING: Brianna Throssell has won a hatrick of medals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games after winning two more bronze medals in the women’s 200m butterfly and medley relay tonight.
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Did you know?
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.