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.
Australia’s junior track and field stars had a sensational night at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore producing a gold and two silver at Bishan Stadium on Saturday night, adding to the silver from earlier in the day.
Australia’s kayak/canoe team of Jessica Fox and Scott Smith got competition off to a flying start this morning but were both knocked out in the third round in the figure-eight canoe sprint at the Singapore Reservoir for the Youth Olympic Games.