There was no gorging on chocolate and hot cross buns for a number of elite Aussies over the Easter/ANZAC break, with multiple athletes posting new personal best times and claiming international victories on both land and water.
It was a golden weekend for Australia, with Olympic sports across multiple disciplines claiming victory as they head towards Tokyo 2020.
Olympians Emma Jackson and Ryan Fisher are both traveling down to the Apple Isle this weekend to launch their bids for a second Olympic campaign, while also hoping to add their names to the honour roll of the Devonport Triathlon.
Triathlete Aaron Royle made his Olympic debut at Rio 2016, where he placed 9th in a field of 56. Three years later and the 28-year-old is pushing even harder on his journey to Tokyo 2020 qualification.
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.
If there is one athlete who has experienced the absolute highs of sporting success juxtaposed to the crushing lows of not meeting your personal expectations, it’s three-time Olympic swimmer Cate Campbell.
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 won its first, second and third gold medals of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in a phenomenal day of competition across Buenos Aires.
We are often rivals on the sporting field, but Australia and New Zealand happily joined forces on Day 5 of Buenos Aires 2018 to bring home a silver medal for Oceania in the Mixed Teams Triathlon.
In true Aussie style, our Youth Olympians have been living the values of mateship and showing that their motto “Team AUS,” is more than just a catchphrase.