Youth News

Tayma Terita of Australia takes on the defence in the Women's Rugby Sevens during day three of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at St Ignatius College on January 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

RUGBY SEVENS: An abundance of speed, skill and determination from the Australian women’s side was too much for South Africa to handle.

Top form at rowing finals

19 January 2013
Rowing Transport

ROWING: New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia took control of the medal pool in the AYOF rowing finals on Saturday.

men's trap shooting

SHOOTING: Australia’s James Grice won silver in the men’s trap on the final day of the AYOF shooting competition.

Barnard out of 10m platform

19 January 2013
Matthew Barnard of QLD competes in the Men's Platform Final during the 2010 Australian Open Diving Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on January 23, 2010.

DIVING: Celebrated Australian junior diver Matthew Barnard was a favourite to win the 10m platform in Sunday’s diving finals, but has had to withdraw due to a muscle injury.

Sydney runner Molly Blakey powering around the first bend of the 400m on her way to the AYOF record of 54.69s.

ATHLETICS: The first track session at the 2013 AYOF saw several outstanding performances with record books re-written and a good spread of gold across the nations competing.

men's hockey

HOCKEY: Great Britain booked a date with Australia in the men’s hockey gold medal match on Sunday, after a terrific 6-0 victory over a determined USA.

Australian thrower Matt Denny heaving the hammer over 79 metres to an Australian Record.

ATHLETICS: Four records were broken in the opening session of athletics at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF).

Xinyue Wang, Yinyi Shen and Sandra Reia Ako in the women's 69kg weighlifting.

WEIGHTLIFTING: It was the battle of the Chinese in the women’s 69kg event on Saturday, with Xinyue Wang and Yinyi Shen both vying for top place right until the end.

Judo medallists

JUDO: Brazil has dominated the opening morning of judo at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival but Australia’s Tinka Easton gave the home crowd something to cheer about.

Women's Hockey - last match of pool phase

HOCKEY: The Australian Jillaroos and China played out the first draw in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival women’s hockey tournament on Saturday afternoon.