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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.

Medallists from the 50m prone rifle with Olympic bronze medallist Warren Potent.

SHOOTING: China has won another shooting gold bringing their total number of gold medals to six.

Whitehouse set for stardom

19 January 2013
Michaela Whitehouse of Australia competes in the Women's Rhythmic Gymnastics during day four of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on January 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

GYMNASTICS: Australia’s Michaela Whitehouse is shaping up to be the nation’s next big thing, after winning gold in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all–around final on Saturday morning.

Competitors line up for the start of the swim leg in the Womens Triathlon during day three of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on January 18, 2013.

TRIATHLON: Australian athletes have proved their worth taking away gold and silver in Saturday’s Mixed Relay Triathlon.

Andrew Eckhardt competes in the men's slalom at the 2013 AYOF.

CANOE/KAYAK SLALOM: Although it was a cloudy day things looked up for winners of the canoe/kayak slalom as athletes stepped up onto the podium to claim their gold, silver and bronze medals.

China's Huacong Zhang takes out the men's 85kg weightlifting competition.

WEIGHTLIFTING: A new Commonwealth Junior Record was set by Steven Kukuna Kari in the men’s 85kg event on Saturday.

A member of the Australian Gold team competes in the Men's U19 4000m Team Pursuit Final during day two of the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival at Dunc Gray Velodrome on January 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

CYCLING: Australia is in a strong position at the Dunc Gray Velodrome, after sweeping Saturday’s morning events.