Youth News

Donald finishes fourth

22 August 2010
Australian artistic gymnast Angela Donald executes a perfect landing in the vault during All Around qualification at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on 17 August 2010.

Angela Donald has finished a fantastic fourth in the women's uneven parallel bars at Bishan Sports Halls on day 7 of the Youth Olympic Games.

Australian Scott Smith in the K1 canoe sprint at the YOG, August 21 2010.

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.

Thek springs into action

22 August 2010
Hannah Thek prepares for one of her dives at the 10m platform preliminaries. Photo: Alice Wheeler/AOC

Australian diver Hannah Thek slipped to seventh after the 10m platform this evening having headed into the evening session in fourth place.

Pakistan's Muhammad Rizwan runs with the ball while Australia's Jordan Willott and Robert Bell chased during the boys' preliminary hockey match between Pakistan and Australia at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Photo: SYOGOC/Stefen Chow

Australia and Pakistan both came into tonight’s preliminary hockey match undefeated and the desire to win was evident in all their faces.

Phan-tastic effort

21 August 2010
Table Tennis icon

Australia’s Lily Phan has showed fight in the opening day of play but has failed to record a victory in her three opening matches.

Damien Hooper and Joe Ward after Hooper beat him at the YOG, Singapore, August 21, 2010

Damien Hooper has firmed as the favourite to take the gold in the men’s 75kg division boxing at the Youth Olympic Games after defeating junior world No 1 Joe Ward in three sets.

A rifle at the men's 10m Air Rifle on day three of the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australia will get its Youth Olympic shooting campaign underway tomorrow with 17-year-old John Coombes firing up in the 10m air rifle at the Singapore Sports School.

Character building day

21 August 2010
Australia's Monica Najdovski attempts to shoot past a wall of Demark players at the International Convention Centre, Aug 20, 2010 (Source: YOPS).

It was a character building day for the Australian women's handball team today, who were beaten 16 - 45 by Kazakhstan, their second loss in as many matches. Unforced errors, multiple suspensions and poor defence allowed Kazakhstan to easily dominate the match

Australia's Olivia Bontempelli plays some hard defence on Brazil's Isabela Macedo in a girls' quarter-finals basketball match of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Aug 21, 2010 (Source: YOPS)

Australia's basketballers have pulled out an amazing 23-20 victory in their quarter final clash with Brazil at Singapore's Scape Youth Space.

The Mod Quad Squad

21 August 2010
Modern Pentathlete Todd Renfree

The Singapore Youth Olympics have many sports with varied formats to suit the conditions and appease the youth market.