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Jessica Thornton runs 52.78s to win the women’s 400m heat at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday 20th August, 2014.

ATHLETICS: Sydney runner Jessica Thornton laid down the Australian performance of the night at the first Youth Olympic Games Athletics session in Nanjing, China.

ATHLETICS: With the athletics kicking off on Day 4 of the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the athletes are hoping to fit in as many training sessions as possible.

The Aussie Sevens girls touch down in Nanjing for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

TEAM: We come from the land down under and we're heading to the 2nd summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Come along for the ride!

High jumper Shemaiah James flies over the bar.

TEAM: It was only last year when the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) brought 30 nations to Sydney to participate in a five-day multi-sport event.

Commonwealth Games medallist Emma McKeon looks on after the Women's 100m Butterfly Final on day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

YOG: Twelve of the nation’s first ever Youth Olympians brought home nine medals from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, including six gold, one silver and two bronze.

The Australia team celebrate winning the Men's Gold Medal Match Final between India and Australia at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day eleven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 3, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The following is a report card on each Olympic sport from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland after the 10 days of competition, courtesy of AAP.

Sally Pearson of Australia gives the thumbs up after the Women's 100 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Australia has won three gold medals with Dani Samuels (NSW) dominating the women’s discus, teenage sensation Eleanor Patterson (Vic) winning the women’s high jump and Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld) defending her title.

Declan Carruthers is part of a 20-strong athletics outfit at the YOG in Nanjing, China

ATHLETICS: In just a few short weeks, 89 of Australia’s best and brightest young athletes will head to Nanjing, China for the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) as part of the Australian Youth Olympic Team (AYOT).

Nicholas Hough of Australia celebrates winning the Boys 110 metres hurdles A final from Dongqiang Wang of China on day seven of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympics at Bishan Sports Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Singapore.

ATHLETICS: 2010 Youth Olympian Nick Hough has declared he's leaving the sprints behind after smashing a personal best time to finish fourth in the men's 110m hurdles in Glasgow.

Damien Birkinhead of Australia competes in the Men's Shot Put qualification at Hampden Park Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

COMM GAMES ATHLETICS: There were some outstanding Australian performances and a lot of courage shown over the two sessions of track and field on Day 5 of Glasgow 2014.