Team GB Preview: Day Five at AYOF

19 January 2013 / 17:30

Team GB will be in action across seven sports on the fifth and final day of competition at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) as they look to add to their impressive haul of 7 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze medals won so far.

At the Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre the Team GB men will be aiming to take revenge upon Australia in the men’s hockey final. The two sides met earlier in the competition when the hosts edged Team GB 6-4 in a thrilling encounter. The stage is set for a great climax to the tournament as these two great rivals come face to face again.

The GB women’s team meet USA in the bronze medal match and hope to repeat the 5-0 triumph they recorded over the same opposition on Saturday to secure another medal for Team GB.

With hockey guaranteed to win at least one medal tomorrow, Team GB’s wrestlers will be hoping to make it a full house of 11 out of 11 sports reaching the medal podium when they begin their AYOF campaign tomorrow.

Team GB’s three wrestlers are the last of the GB competitors to take to the stage at the 2013 AYOF. Brian Harper and George Ramm compete in the men’s 54kg and 63kg events respectively and Team GB’s only female wrestling competitor Shannon Hawke will contest the 56kg category.

Day five sees a return to action for Team GB’s men’s artistic team gold medallists Dominick Cunningham, James Hall, Courtney Tulloch and Nile Wilson who will all compete in all six individual apparatus finals and the all around final. 

Team silver medallists Catherine Lyons, Teal Grindle, Tyesha Mattis and Amy Tinkler will also be hoping to add more medals to their collection when they compete in the four women’s individual apparatus and individual all around finals.

Two of Team GB’s badminton players remain in contention for medals as Chloe Birch and Alex Lane compete in the women’s and men’s bronze medal matches respectively. Both face opposition from Chinese Taipei and will be looking for revenge after being defeated by the same nation in the team event earlier in the week.

Team GB’s divers hope to end their AYOF campaign on a high when they take to the boards in the men’s and women’s 10m platform synchronised events. Shanice Lobb and Georgia Ward compete for the girls and Ross Haslam and Sam Thornton go for the boys. 

At Twin Creeks golf course Team GB’s golfers are competing in the fourth and final round of the AYOF competition. After some solid performances in difficult conditions earlier in the week the team are confident of their medal chances. Team GB Flag Bearer Georgia Hall leads the women’s competition, while Ashton Turner is third on the men’s leaderboard and Team GB are four shots clear of hosts Australia in the team event.

Georgia Hall said: "Heading into the final round I am more confident now and I am looking forward to it. Hopefully we can win some medals."

After a successful day on the lake, the GB rowers, who made nine ‘A’ finals from ten boats, will be aiming for more of the same on the final day of the rowing regatta. 

Competing in the first finals of the morning are:

Women’s Lightweight Quadruple Scull: Lucy Cruxton, Emily Ford, Jess Leyden, Maxie Scheske.

Men’s Lightweight Quadruple Scull: Jack Beaumont, Ben Board, Jamie Copus, Luke Moon.

Women’s Four: Beth Bryan, Lucy Burgess, Nicole Lamb, Anastasia Merlott Chitty.

Men’s Four: Tim Grant, Ed Grisedale, Joe Guppy, Joel Cassells 

The final races of the regatta are the men’s and women’s eights. Ed Bosson, cox of the Cambridge boat race last year, is confident of both boat’s chances saying: “The aim is to win but because we have got other boat classes being entered by the same guys who are doubling up it means there is less time to train. It will be quite challenging and I have not coxed all of them before but hopefully it will still be successful.” 

Men’s eight: Jack Beaumont, Ben Board, Ed Bosson, Jamie Copus, Tim Grant, Ed Grisedale, Joe Guppy, Joel Cassells, Luke Moon.

Women’s eight: Morgan Baynham-Williams, Beth Bryan, Lucy Burgess, Lucy Cruxton, Emily Ford, Nicole Lamb, Jess Leyden, Anastasia Merlott Chitty, Maxie Scheske.

Team GB in Action Day 5

Badminton  - Sports Hall - West, Sydney Olympic Park

09:30 - 14:00 Finals and Presentations

Men's & Women's Singles

Diving - Aquatic Centre, Sydney Olympic Park

08:45 - 09:50 Finals

Boy's Platform Synchronised 10m

Girl's Platform Synchronised 10m

10:15 - 13:25 Knockout Competition

Boy's 3 Metre Springboard & Girl's 3 Metre Springboard

Boy's Platform 10m & Girl's Platform 10m

Golf- Twin Creeks Golf Club, Ludenham

07:30 - 13:30 4th Round

Gymnastics –Artistic - Sports Centre, Sydney Olympic Park

09:00 - 11:30 Men's Individual All-Around and Apparatus Competition

13:30 - 15:30 Women's Individual All-Around and Apparatus Competition

Hockey - Hockey Centre, Sydney Olympic Park

08:00 - 09:30 Bronze Medal Match – Women (Team GB v USA)

08:30 - 10:00 Gold Medal Match - Women

10:30 - 12:00 Bronze Medal Match - Men

11:00 - 12:30 Gold medal Match – Men (Team GB v Australia)

Rowing - Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith

08:00 - 09:10 Finals

M1x Reserve Final. W1x Reserve Final, W4x, M4x, W4-, M4-

10:30 - 11:00 Heats

W8+, M8+

13:00 - 13:30 Finals

W8+, M8+

Wrestling - Sports Hall - East, Sydney Olympic Park

09:00 - 13:00 Qualifying

Men 54kg, 63kg

Women 56kg

14:00 - 17:00 Finals

Men 54kg, 63kg

Women 49kg, 56kg, 65kg