Earlier this month, Australia’s best Taekwondo competitors participated in back to back competitions across the 2018 Oceania Taekwondo Championships and the Presidents Cup, bringing home a staggering 99 medals, with 47 coming from the Oceania Championships and 52 coming from the Presidents Cup.
As we edge closer to announcing our full Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Team (YOG), the quartet of Mark Nicolaidis, James Takken, Lauren Taylor and Tiaan Smith have today been announced as Australia’s beach volleyball squad, leaving only golf and tennis to be selected for YOG.
In celebration of 50 days to go until the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), here is a rundown on what our incredible young athletes have been working on in the lead up to YOG.
With a surname like Power, you would expect nothing less from selected Youth Olympic Games (YOG) weightlifter Maddison Power. The 15-year-old has been selected to represent Australia at Buenos Aires 2018 alongside fellow weightlifter Jett Gaffney.
At just 16 years-old, Koloi already boasts triple Junior National Titles along with two bronze medals from this year’s FINA World Junior Diving Championships, but the best is yet to come for this rising Aussie star as she prepares to represent her country in October.
Australia concluded its 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships with two silver and one bronze medal, with two young superstars now preparing to compete at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
With the addition of a 13-strong athletics squad to Australia’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team, the Buenos Aires 2018 Team now sits at 78 athletes from 23 sports.
Rhys Allan and Saskia Brothers have been selected as Australia’s judo contingent for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, bringing Australia's total to 65 young athletes across 22 sports.
Freestyle wrestling may be considered a left-of-field sporting choice for most teenagers. Thomas Barns tried several different sports before he gave wrestling a go, but now, he is on his way to Argentina, representing his country and his sport at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit
Did you know?
Australia continued its medal winning streak at the Winter Games with three athletes reaching the podium at Sochi 2014 - David Morris (Silver, Aerials), Torah Bright (Silver, Halfpipe) and Lydia Lassila (Bronze, Aerials).
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Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.