At the London Olympic Games in 2012, New Zealand almost beat Australia on the medal tally with their wonderful 13 medals (6 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze). 2013 will be the fifth AYOF for a team from New Zealand. They have the third largest behind Australia and China, and are expected to be very competitive.
Location: East of Australia in the Pacific Ocean
AYOF History: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
2013 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3x3 (men & women), Canoe/Kayak Sprint & Slalom, Cycling-Track, Diving, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline), Golf, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Did You Know?
2008 Beijing gold medallist and London 2012 Olympian Matthew Mitcham competed at the 2003 AYOF in trampolining before switching to diving where he won four medals at the 2005 AYOF.