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Rugby sevens women's champions

RUGBY SEVENS: Rugby sevens wowed fans in its first foray onto the Olympic program at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Alanna Smith of Australia Gold competes with Kate Hewett of Australia Green in the Women's gold medal playoff during day four of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Boys High School on January 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Australia's female basketballers proved they’re just as tough as the men, with both Green and Gold teams taking out medals at the finals of the AYOF basketball competition.

Amelia Gould of Australia celebrates winning the Women's 200m freestyle final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

SWIMMING: Saturday night’s finals made a real splash in the record books with five new AYOF records and two dead heats.

Athletes contest the badminton at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

BADMINTON: Super Saturday gave AYOF athletes their first chance to shuttle towards the podium in the individual badminton events, and the competition was as fierce as it was fast.

Australian champion walker Nathan Brill pushing hard to gold and a huge personal best.

ATHLETICS: The stand-out performance on the track in the afternoon session on Saturday was Victorian Nathan Brill in the 5000m walk.

Kai Healy of Australia Gold shoots from the free throw line in the Men's gold medal playoff against Australia Green during day four of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Boys High School on January 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

BASKETBALL: Australia stole the show on the last day of the AYOF basketball competition with both Gold men’s and women’s teams fittingly winning gold, while both Green men’s and women’s teams took silver.

Ryan Pasfield in the men's 105kg weightlifting competition.

WEIGHTLIFTING: An electrifying Trans-Tasman contest was the highlight of the heavyweights battle in the men’s 105kg event, which capped off a thrilling end to the weightlifting competition of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Jinging Wen of China competes in the Women's Individual Trampoline during day four of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

GYMNASTICS: Great Britain’s male gymnasts had a golden evening in the synchronised trampoline.

China’s Jianan Wang leaping to an AYOF record in the men's long jump.

ATHLETICS: Not content with breaking one record for the day, Queenslander Matt Denny has added the men’s discuss meet record to his hammer throw AYOF best from the Saturday morning session.

Kira Ward of Australia competes in the Women's Individual Trampoline during day four of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

GYMNASTICS: China has lived up to its powerhouse expectations by winning gold in both the women and men’s individual trampoline competitions at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on Saturday.