2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival
|2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival|
|Host city||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Opening ceremony||17 January 2007|
|Closing ceremony||21 January 2007|
|Main venue||Sydney Entertainment Centre|
The 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival was the fourth edition of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. It was held from 17–21 January 2007.
Of the 23 countries invited, 20 of them participated in the games. They were:
The opening ceremony was performed all by primary school and high school students from NSW government schools. Singers and instrumentalists were chosen from outstanding performers from Schools Spectacular 2006.
In 2007, the AYOF had 14 sports (20 disciplines). These were:
|5||Matthew Parr||United Kingdom||120.74||5||4|
|6||Jason Thompson||United Kingdom||112.31||6||6|
|10||Mathieu Wilson||New Zealand||76.44||10||10|
|11||Cameron Hems||New Zealand||75.22||11||11|
|12||Hung Wen Tien||Chinese Taipei||67.69||12||12|
- WD = Withdrawn
|4||Vanessa James||United Kingdom||109.35||2||5|
|8||Morgan Figgins||New Zealand||77.88||7||10|
|9||Phoebe Di Tommaso||Australia||77.30||9||8|
|10||Lejeanne Marais||South Africa||74.31||10||9|
|11||Jessica Wai||Chinese Taipei||62.40||11||11|
|12||Megan Allely||South Africa||56.15||12||12|
|New South Wales||1||4||0||5|
Unlike most AYOF events, the rowing offered each Australian state the chance to compete separately against countries including the Great Britain, New Zealand and China. Although the Great Britain and New Zealand teams had recent success at the Junior Rowing World Championships and Under 23 Rowing World Championships, the Australian states still performed competitively. The New South Wales rowing team winning the premier event, the Men's Eight.
Great Britain led the way with a total of 6 Gold Medals. The Australian state crews performed admirably with New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia sharing 14 medals between them.
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