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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
ATHLETICS: Victorian middle-distance runner Alex Rowe has equalled the Australian men’s 800m national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, matching the time of 1:44.40 set by Ralph Doubell when he won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.
ATHLETICS: Taking out first place in an event can mean the world to an athlete - but setting a new record, in particular that of Olympic champion Sally Pearson, in the process is another story.