Four Australian sports stars were today announced by the International Olympic Committee as part of a long list of Singapore 2010 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.
The last day of gruelling competition yielded some pleasing results for the Aussies with top honours going to Great Britain and Chinese Taipei in the finals.
It was an electrifying competition day for the Taekwondo under 63kg division with the Aussies fighting back to secure first place in the medal tally.Despite a shaky start for the squad this morning, the Australians won every bronze medal category bar one, when young battler Gylan al Atrushi lost to Chinese athlete Weiji Dan
Its been a calm morning at the Taekwondo training session as the international competitors gear up for two days of brutal matches.China and New Zealand were first on the mat this morning to iron out any trouble spots. They were soon followed by the 40-strong Australian team, the largest of all the squads, keen to put on a show for eager spectators.