Youth News

Australian Youth Mixed Freestyle Team, Nicholas Brown, Brianna Throssell, Ami Matsuo and Nic Groenewald eye off a podium finish.

SWIMMING: The Australian Youth Olympic Swim Team have bolstered themselves into the race for a podium finish on Day 1 of competition at the Olympic Sports Centre Natatorium, Nanjing.

SHOOTING: On day one of the second summer Youth Olympic Games the shooters began their quest for gold. 15-year-old Elise Downing was the first of the shooters to step up to the line in the qualification phase of the Women’s 10m air pistol.

Youth Olympic Gold Medallist Brittany Dutton holds her gold medal with IOC President Thomas Bach in a selfie

TRIATHLON: Brittany Dutton has won Australia's first medal of the Youth Olympic Games with gold in the women's triathlon.

Kellie Gibson creates history as the first player to score a try in Rugby Sevens at the Youth Olympic Games. Gibson scored in match one of the YOG against Tunisia on August 17, 2014.

RUGBY SEVENS: The Australian Youth Olympic Women’s Rugby Sevens side has already rolled into the history books as Kellie Gibson became the first Sevens player to score a try at the Youth Olympics.

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on August 16, 2014 in Nanjing, China.

YOG: Move over Beijing 2008, your baby brother Nanjing is in town and seems to have an impressive pair of lungs.

O'Neill's social selfie

17 August 2014

Susie O'Neill's 1st #YOGSelfie! #bestchef #nanjing2014 #GoAUS

TEAM: Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! The Youth Team fires up pre Opening Ceremony inside the Olympic Village.

Brittany Dutton and Jack Van Stekelenburg ready to compete at the YOG in Nanjing.

YOG: In just 24 hours, Australia could be the proud owner of four Youth Olympic medals. Numerous Aussie athletes will be on show on day one of the YOG, with some athletes contesting medals.

The Australian Youth Olympic Rugby Sevens side receive their jerseys from Susie O'Neill and Jessica Fox in the Youth Olympic Village in Nanjing, China on August 17, 2014.

RUGBY SEVENS: The first Rugby Sevens players to represent Australia at an Olympic Games (YOG) have been presented with their playing jerseys by Susie O’Neill and Jessica Fox.

Youth Olympic Beach Volleyball players Brittany Kendall and Phoebe Bell at the YOG in Nanjing, China.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: When you think of Beach Volleyball; sun, sand and good music may come to mind. But this Youth Olympic Games, Australia’s Beach Volleyball pairing of Phoebe Bell and Brittany Kendall will be hitting the sand under the cover of night- at least for their first three pool matches.