Most kids have grown up with an idol. Someone they look up to and one day hope to walk in the footsteps of, but not as many have been lucky enough to do so.
The commitment needed to succeed in sailing is pretty much an all or nothing prospect. Throw in study and career goals and life becomes quite a juggling act.
At just 17 years old, Ben White co-captained his side to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) qualification, took out leading goal scorer at 28 goals and also bagged player of the tournament at the Oceania Youth Olympic qualifiers in Port Moresby, PNG.
Seventeen-year old show jumping rider, Madi Sinderberry is as talented as they come. Over the past two years she’s collected back to back titles, winning both the U21 Australian Young Rider and NSW Young Rider Championships in 2016 and 2017, but even more impressively is that she is about to compete at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) with a horse she’s never met.
Ashton Brinkworth is one of eight athletes that make up the Australian swimming section for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Seven of these young athletes recently competed in the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji, with three of them scoring medals.
Rinky Hijikata’s selection for Buenos Aires 2018 rounds out Australia’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team at 88 athletes across 26 sports.
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.
Matthew Carter joins fellow diver Alysha Koloi on the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team, and with a Commonwealth Games bronze medal already under his belt, he's expected to make waves during the competition.
The Aussie YOG squad has grown to 88 athletes across 25 sports, with golf prodigies Karl Vilips and Grace Kim announced on the Team.
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.
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Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit
Did you know?
At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.
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Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.