The 2018 Youth Olympic Games will be held in Buenos Aires. ARG from 6-18 October 2018.
For more information on this Championship, please follow this link to the Youth Olympic Games official site for the event.
The below athletes have been selected to compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Event Name (state, coach)
800m Keely Small (A, Philo Saunders)
1500m* Jaylah Hancock-Cameron (N, Andae Kalemusic)
2000m Steeplechase* Jamie Hiscock (Q, Ben Norton)
100 Hurdles Sophie White (W, Lyn Foreman)
High Jump Elizabeth Moss (Q, Eric Brown)
Discus Throw Sally Shokry (N, Denis Knowles)
Hammer Throw Rochelle Vidler (Q, Michael Moore)
400m Keegan Bell (N, Mike Hurst)
800m Anthony Vlatko (N, Ken Green)
1500m* Luke Young (N, Jason Maxwell)
400m Hurdles Thomas Throssell (W, Lyn Foreman)
High Jump Oscar Miers (Q, Gary Bourne)
Long Jump Joshua Cowley (Q, Stacey Taurima)
*The 1500, 3000 & 2000SC events will consist of two stages. Athletes will compete in their track event as well as a cross country event (4-6km).
14 FEBRUARY UPDATE
Athletics Australia advises that it will make an important amendment to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nomination Criteria. The amended Nomination Criteria is currently with the AOC for approval, we expect to have this approved and published on this page of the AA website next week.
The nomination and selection process now includes an additional step which we wish to draw your attention to. As the Area Association of the IAAF, Oceania Athletics determines the location of the qualifying event for YOG. Oceania Athletics have determined that the Melanesian Championships, to be held in Port Villa, Vanuatu from 9-11 May 2018, will be the relevant qualifying event. This means that athletes seeking selection in the YOG team will be required to compete at both the Australian Junior Championships (Sydney, 14-19 March) and the Melanesian Championships. In addition,
athletes are required to win the Melanesian Championships to be eligible for YOG nomination. Both the Australian Junior Championships and Melanesian Championships are self-funded events.
SUMMARY - YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES NOMINATION PROCESS
The above document provides a summary of the requirements to be considered for selection and should be read in conjunction with the YOG Nomination Criteria (available next week). It is important that athletes, coaches and parents seeking selection review the revised Nomination Criteria to ensure that they understand and meet the requirements to be considered for nomination. Should you have any further questions, please contact Sara Heasly (email@example.com), AA Junior High Performance Manager.
Athletics Australia will also be conducting an information session at the Australian Junior Championships for athletes, parents and coaches in relation to YOG and the IAAF World U20 Championships. Further details on this session will be available on the AA website in the near future.
Athletics Australia has today published the Selection Policy for the Melanesian Regional Championships. This is an Athletics Australia Team, administered by Queensland Athletics. More information, including the Selection Policy & a link to the Online Nomination portal can be found on the AA website: http://athletics.com.au/Compete/Melanesian-Regional-Championships & the Queensland Athletics website: http://qldathletics.org.au/2018melanesianchamps