Youth News

Jay McCarthy and Michael Baker compete in the men's road race on August 22 (Source YOPS).

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.

Australian modern pentathlete Todd Renfree takes on Ilias Baktybekov of Kyrgyzstand in the fencing component of the inidivudal modern pentathlon at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo: Alice Wheeler/AOC

Todd Renfree has produced a valiant performance in the men’s individual modern pentathlon on Day 8 of the Youth Olympic Games.

Rick Whitehead sprints for the line in the B Final of the 1000m at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. He ws just pipped for first and finished second to the runner from Burundi.

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.

John Coombes reflects on a tough fifth series in the 10m air rifle event at the YOG, Singapore, August 22, 2010

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.

Hugo weaves magic

22 August 2010
Tom McDermott on Hugo in the mixed team equestrian event at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo: SYOGOC

Australia’s Tom McDermott and his nine-year-old thoroughbred gelding Hugo have today excelled in Round A of the individual equestrian.

Athletics medal bonanza

22 August 2010
Nicholas Hough leaps his way to gold in the men's 110m hurdles final at Bishan Sports Stadium, Singapore, August 21 (Source: YOPS).

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.

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.