Youth News

Australia celebrates winning the Women's Hockey Final between Australia and China at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Across all of the 17 sports at the 2013 AYOF the standard of competition was outstanding and future Olympians where in action across Sydney. Check out how all the competitions unfolded in the sport by sport wrap.

Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia wins the Mens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013.

AYOF2013: Australian Olympic Committee President and International Olympic Committee Executive Board Member John Coates has praised the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) contested in Sydney over the past five days.

Madeline Groves of Australia competes in the Women's 200m butterfly final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

As the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) finishes up here in Sydney, the junior athletes could not have got a better experience on the road to Rio 2016.

Ryo Fujimoto of Japan competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during day five of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

SWIMMING: This year’s swimming at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) has finished the way it began: several close finishes and plenty of AYOF records.

Badminton mixed doubles

BADMINTON: China has won all but one gold medal in the badminton at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Yuan and Hall win golf gold

20 January 2013
Gold - Men's Golf

GOLF: Bankstown teenager Kevin Yuan clinched the men’s gold medal with a three stroke win at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival golf tournament at Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club near Penrith.

Guilherme Dias of Brazil (red) competes against Sean Odea of Australia during the Freestyle 85 kg Wrestling event in the Sports Halls at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

WRESTLING: With a near clean sweep, China won gold in every division it entered in wrestling at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

The Australian weightlifting team at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

WEIGHTLIFTING: It was a sensational three days of weightlifting competition at St Ignatius College for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Mattis wins all-around gold

20 January 2013
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GYMNASTICS: Great Britain’s Tyesha Mattis stole the show, proving she has exactly what it takes to be a future Olympian.

Mack Horton of Australia competes in the Mens 1500 Freestyle Final during day eight of the Australian Olympic Swimming Trials at South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre on March 22, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.

SWIMMING: Australia is set to witness a resurgence in distance swimming after Mack Horton had the swim of his life to win the Australian Youth Olympic Festival 1500m freestyle.