16 Jan 2009

Golds at Youth Olympics

8:39 am on 16 January 2009

The New Zealand athletes at the Australian Youth Olympics in Sydney have picked up two golds and a bronze -- in kayaking.

The first gold was won by the men's K4 1000 who powered home against their arch-rivals Hungary.

It was followed by a second gold to the women's K1 1000 paddler Teneale Hatton and a bronze to Batts and Fitzgerald in the K2 1000.

After a tough opening day against the Australians, New Zealand reclaimed some of their

international basketball reputation when the U18 men trounced Japan 92-71.

New Zealand has 229 athletes competing at the Games which ends on Sunday.