The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) treated the world to a taste of the future of elite sport, when 4000 teenagers from 206 countries competed on the biggest stage of their young careers.
While Australian sporting fans were treated to the Socceroos, the Diving Grand Prix and the Golf Aus Open on home soil this weekend, the Hockeyroos and female boxers having been donning the green and gold with pride on the international stage.
Australia has finished its Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics campaign with four gold medals, eight silver and another four bronze to go with personal bests and invaluable experience on the biggest stage for young elite athletes.
Australia added two silver medals to its Youth Olympics tally on Day 9, with Joshua Cowley finishing second in the long jump and Jaylah Hancock-Cameron second in the 1500m/cross country combined.
Nacra sailors Will Cooley and Evie Haseldine finished their BA2018 campaign in 7th position, after 12 gruelling races over 5 days at Club Nautico san Isidro. The pair had several top 3 finishes, but the consistency of eventual winners Argentina, France and Netherlands was too much for the pair to overcome.
Australia won its first, second and third gold medals of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in a phenomenal day of competition across Buenos Aires.
Grace Kim and Karl Vilips have given Australia a golden double, taking out the women’s and men’s Youth Olympic Golf crowns after three days of spectacular play at Buenos Aires’ Hurlingham Golf Club.
Cormac Kennedy-Leverett added another medal to Australia’s Tally on Day 4 of Buenos Aires 2018, taking home bronze; while Liam Christie and Lidiia Iakovleva were members of the gold and bronze winning Multidiscipline Gymnastics Team Event.