Beach volleyballers share a close bond. As a two-person team they need to know every movement and thought of their teammate, to be fully in sync on the sand. And it’s a connection Australian beach volleyballers Mark Nicolaides and James Takken maintained over 12 000 kilometres, having weekly skype meetings in lead up to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Gmaes (YOG) to maintain their tight connection.
17-year-old Zecily Fung added another team medal to the Aussie tally, joining forces with seven other nations in ‘Team Theta’ for the badminton mixed relay bronze medal match.
Australia won its first, second and third gold medals of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in a phenomenal day of competition across Buenos Aires.
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.
With just two days to go until the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, see the village through the eyes of our Youth Olympians and experience what it's like to be at Buenos Aires 2018.
Beach volleyballers and Rio Olympians Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar are targeting the world top spot after capping off a stellar World Tour season, adding two awards to their four FIVB World Tour gold medals.
88 of the nation’s brightest young sporting prospects will represent Australia at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the world's largest multi-sport competition for young athletes.
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.
Aussie beach volleyball super-duo Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar have created history, winning bronze at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Final, making this their sixth podium appearance of the season.