Blake Steele and Damien Birkinhead didn’t get the results they had worked so hard for at the Youth Olympic Games on Sunday night but both were optimistic for the future.
Angela Donald, the baby of the Australian Team, has created history at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore by winning her country’s first artistic medal at this level.
On Day 9 the women’s basketballers will be playing for gold after they knocked off the hotly favoured Team USA in overtime in today’s semi finals. The Aussies have been improving each match and will now take on the Chinese in the gold medal match at Scape Youth space.
Damien Hooper has danced and belted his way through to the gold-medal final of the 75kg boxing division at the Youth Olympics in Singapore with a 4-0 win over Hunagrian Zoltan Harcsa in three rounds.
Australia’s women's basketball team has pulled out one of the performances of the Youth Olympic Games as they fought back to knock out the hotly favoured Team USA in overtime, 25-24, and progress to the gold medal match.
West Australian boxer Brett Mather has moved through to the gold medal match for the 60kg division at the Youth Olympic Games after fighting back to beat Mexican Daniel Echeverria 8-7.
Australia’s Jay McCarthy has been unlucky to have finished two seconds back in 19th in the men’s cycling road race, while compatriots Michael Baker and Matt Dunsworth came in 43rd and 61st respectively in the 94 strong field.
Victorian middle distance runner Rick Whitehead has provided the highlight and another personal best for the Australian team here in Singapore, with second place in the B Final of the 1000m on Sunday morning.
Canberra’s John Coombes has missed out on progressing in the men’s 10m air rifle competition at the Youth Olympic Games this morning, having shot an opening round of 586 which was just one point off the required top-eight finish.