Youth News

Jessica Thornton wins the 400m final at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on 23 August, 2014.

ATHLETICS: The Aussie have won four medal from four attempts on the first night of athletics finals at the Youth Olympics Games. Jess Thornton (gold-400m), Sam Geddes (bronze-100m), Trae Williams (bronze-100m) and Shemaiah James (bronze-high jump) all leave the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre with a medal around their necks.

Youth Olympic pentathlete Marina Carrier with her parents after competing in the women's modern pentathlon at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

MODERN PENTATHLON: Aussie athlete Marina Carrier has pushed through a physically enduring afternoon/evening to finish 23rd in the women’s individual modern pentathlon at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

It looked like there would be no racing due to lack of wind... until all of a sudden the wind picked up on Day 7, and then a storm hit and races were cancelled again.

SAILING: Sunday 24 August will be used for the final races of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition after light wind, a freak storm and further light breeze forced a third day of postponements.

The Hockey5s team have moved through to the semi-finals after scoring eight goals to one.

HOCKEY: The boys have dominated Mexico to move through to the semi-finals winning 8-1 including a hat-rick from Alec Rasmussen.

Caitlin Parker has moved through to the semi-finals after beating American Martha Fabela in the preliminaries.

BOXING: Caitlin Parker is on to the semi-finals after beating M Fabela (USA) in the preliminary bout while Satali Tevi-Fuimaono lost to R Gadzhyiev (UKR).

Angus Thompson exits the water after the K1 Head to Head Sprint on Day 7 of competition.

CANOE/KAYAK: Slalom specialist, Angus Thompson, put in his best effort on Day 7 at the Lake Rowing and Canoeing Venue to finish 16th in the flatwater style K1 Sprint at the Youth Olympic Games.

Australian Jake Hunter rides a clear round on day 1 of the Individual Competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on August 23, 2014.

EQUESTRIAN: Australian Jake Hunter had a clear ride to start the Jumping Individual competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Youth Olympic archer Jess Sutton in action in her 1/16th elimination round.

ARCHERY: Aussie archer’s Jessica Sutton and Nick Turner have bowed out of the women’s and men’s individual events after losing their 1/16th elimination round at the Fangshan Archery Field in Nanjing on Saturday.

Aussies star in B finals

23 August 2014
Rachel Pace contested the B final for the women's 100m hurdles at the second summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

ATHLETICS: A first place finish for Rachael Pace and second for Michael Mullett kick of a great day for the Aussies on day four of the athletics.

ATHLETICS: Night three of the Athletics saw six Aussies on show and they did not disappoint as they secured four more A finals in what has already been an amazing athletics campaign for the Australian Youth Olympic Team.