YOG on the Road to London 2012 gathers pace!
What a start to the year it has been for the alumni of the first Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010! Medals have been won, expectations exceeded and dreams achieved, as YOG athletes continue to fill precious qualifier spots for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Making quite a splash in the water world, China’s Qiu Bo once again gave a demonstration in perfection as he took gold convincingly with a 50 point lead in the 10m platform at the Diving World Cup and London 2012 test event last week.
Across the globe, Australia’s Jess Fox booked her spot for London 2012 with an impressive silver medal-winning performance in the K1 event at the 2012 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships.
Speaking after the event, Jess told us: “I am so happy to have made the [Australian] team – it’s a dream come true and has shown my hard work pay off. I’m hoping my YOG experience can help me and can’t wait to get over there and start training.”
Also flying the YOG flag was US archer Miranda Leek, who enjoyed two podium spots at last month’s World Indoor Archery Championships – an individual silver and team gold.
“The YOG was really an eye-opener into what a prestigious competition is like,” Miranda said. “Like always, I’m just trying to make improvements here and there and I’ll see where it takes me.”
Watch out London 2012: The class of Singapore 2010 is coming!