Buenos Aires 2018

Buenos Aires 2018

The Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires will host the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in October, 2018. Athletes between 15-18 years old from 206 countries are set to compete in 32 sports as the stars of tomorrow get their chance to shine on the Olympic stage.

Australia are set to take a team of 88 athletes who will compete across 26 sports. Following on from successful Youth Olympic Games campaigns in Singapore in 2010 (32 medals) and Nanjing in 2014 (26 medals) the Aussie team will be again challenging for the podium. Australia’s previous YOG teams have produced such Olympic heroes as dual Games medallist Jessica Fox, Rio 2016 Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers and four-time Rio medallist Emma McKeon. Buenos Aires 2018 will no doubt unearth plenty of young guns pushing for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

The Games will feature four new sports in Sport Climbing and Karate, which are set for their Olympic debut in Tokyo, as well as Break Dancing and Roller Sports. The Games will not only provide a platform for athletes to compete against one another but also provide educational opportunities for the athletes to learn about Olympism and its values. 

"Feel the future" is the slogan for Buenos Aires 2018. The slogan highlights the hope that the strict gender equality of this year's edition will inspire a better world through sport and be an example of passion, coexistence and unity in diversity.

The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games vision is “to celebrate the best games BY the youth FOR the youth, FOR the neighborhoods, FOR Buenos Aires, FOR Argentina and FOR the world”.

Among the 76 Young Change-Makers from around the world will be Australian Rio 2016 Modern Pentathlon gold medalist Chloe Esposito. As a Young Change-Maker, Chloe will have the opportunity to mentor the next generation of elite athletes and encourage them to take part in a unique programme of activites and workshops, featuring sessions on injury prevention, anti-doping, careers in sport and media training.

Dual fencing Olympian Evelyn Halls will be the Chef de Mission leading the young Australian team into the Youth Olympic Games.

Australian Medallists At The Games

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Selected Athletes

Australia are set to take a team of 88 athletes aged 15-18 to Buenos Aires 2018 to compete across 26 sports:

Archery
Jason Hurnall (17), Canberra, ACT
Laura Paeglis (16), Camberwell, VIC

Athletics
Keegan Bell (17), The Ponds, NSW – 400m 
Joshua Cowley (17), Brisbane, QLD – Long Jump 
Jaylah Hancock-Cameron (16), Broulee, NSW – 1500m 
Jamie Hiscock (17), Chandler, QLD – 2000m Steeplechase 
Oscar Miers (16), Brisbane, QLD – High Jump 
Elizabeth Moss (16), Brisbane, QLD – High Jump 
Keely Small (17), Canberra ACT – 800m 
Sally Shokry (16), Castle Hill, NSW - Discus 
Thomas Throssell (17), Perth, WA – 400m Hurdles 
Rochelle Vidler (17), Collingwood Park, QLD – Hammer Throw 
Anthony Vlatko (17), Sydney, NSW – 800m  
Sophie White (16), Perth, WA – 100m Hurdles 
Luke Young (16), Awaba, NSW – 1500m  

Badminton
Zecily Fung (16), Sydney, NSW

Basketball 3x3
Suzi-Rose Deegan (17), Perth, WA
Alexandra Fowler (16), Townsville, QLD
Ruby Porter (16), Adelaide, SA
Sara-Rose Smith (16), Melbourne, VIC

Beach Volleyball
Mark Nicolaidis (18), Bardon, QLD
James Takken (18), Bardon, QLD
Lauren Taylor (16), Moonee Ponds, VIC
Tiaan Smith (17), Algester, QLD

Boxing
Jai Dennis (16), Brisbane, QLD
Emma Lawson (18), Ayr, QLD

Canoe/Kayak
Jenaya Massie (16), Sunshine Coast, QLD

Diving
Alysha Koloi (17), Carindale, QLD
Matthew Carter (17), Rose Park, SA

Equestrian
Madeline Sinderberry (17), Condoblin, NSW

Fencing
Robert Ciccarelli (16), Mt Vernon, NSW
Giorgia Salmas (16), Melbourne, VIC

Golf
Grace Kim (17), Greenacre, NSW
Karl Vilips (17), Florida, USA

Gymnastics
Artistic 
Kate Sayer (15), Sunnybank, QLD
Rhythmic
Lidiia Iakovleva (15), Brisbane, QLD
Trampoline Gymnastics
Liam Christie (16), Kellyville Ridge, NSW
Jessica Pickering (17), Belmont North, NSW

Hockey 5's
Lain Carr (18), Matcham, NSW
James Collins (18), Perth, WA
Miles Davis (17), Sydney NSW
Brad Marais (18), Melbourne VIC
Craig Marais (16), Melbourne, VIC
Alistair Murray (18), Tincurrin, WA
Jed Snowden (16), Melbourne, VIC
Christian Starkie (17), Perth, WA
Ben White (18), Blackburn, VIC

Caitlin Cooper (17), Perth, WA
Naomi Duncan (16), Sydney, NSW
Amy Lawton (16), Emerald, VIC
Morgan Mathison (18), Gold Coast, QLD
Indianna Robertson (18), Bentleigh, VIC
Courtney Schonell (17), Narellan Vale, NSW
Jolie Sertorio (16), Peppermint Grove, WA
Maddison Smith (18), Albion Park, NSW
Grace Young (15), Yowie Bay, NSW

Judo
Rhys Allan (17), Perth, WA
Saskia Brothers (15), Castle Hill, NSW

Modern Pentathlon
Nikita Mawhirt (17), Henley Brook, WA
Keaan Van Venrooij (18), Parkwood, QLD

Roller Speed Skating
Alexander Myint (16), Bassendean, WA
Giselle Stogdale (17), Malvern East, VIC

Rowing
Cormac Kennedy-Leverett (18), Gold Coast, QLD
Taylor McCarthy-Smith (18), Brisbane, QLD

Sailing
Mani Bisschops (18), Perth, WA
Will Cooley (16), Kensington, NSW
Evie Haseldine (15), Ashfield, NSW
Alex Halank (16), St Georges Basin, NSW
Hailey Lea (17), Sunshine Coast, QLD

Shooting
Olivia Erickson (15), Greta, NSW
Alex Hoberg (16), Adelaide, SA
Victoria Rossiter (16), Onkaparinga Hills, SA

Sport Climbing
Ned Middlehurst (17), Bittern, VIC

Swimming
Lewis Blackburn (18) Sydney, NSW - 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke
Ashton Brinkworth (18), Perth, WA - 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle
Chelsea Hodges (16), Gold Coast, QLD - 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke
Joseph Jackson (18), Brisbane, QLD - 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly
Kaylee McKeown (17), Sunshine Coast, QLD - 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley
Michaela Ryan (16), Cleveland, QLD - 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m freestyle
Stuart Swinburn (16), Sydney, NSW - 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke
Abbey Webb (17), Queanbeyan, NSW - 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle

Table Tennis
Benjamin Gould (18), Sandgate, QLD

Tennis
Rinky Hijikata (17), Epping, NSW

Triathlon
Charlotte Derbyshire (17), Somerton Park, SA
Josh Ferris (17), Ebenezer, NSW

Weightlifting
Jett Gaffney (15), Rochedale, QLD 
Maddison Power (15), Robina, QLD

Wrestling - freestyle
Thomas Barns (17), Perth, WA

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Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).