gronya somerville


  • Doubles - Women
  • Doubles - Mixed
  • Singles - Women
  • Team - Mixed

Quick Facts

Age at Festival
Place of Birth
VIC, Australia
Place of Residence
VIC, Australia
Famous Parents /Siblings
Kang Yu Wei (Great, great Grandad) - Chinese calligraphy, revolutionist


Year 12

Sport History

Began this sport
When I was 12 years old through an NTID program
Major results
2012 Under 19 National Doubles Champion
2012 Pan Pacific Mixed Doubles Champion, Member of Australian Womens Uber Cup Team
Ricky Yu, Lasse Bundgaard
Famous training partners
Multiple Badminton Olympians
Participation in other sports
State level hurdler, club level gymnastics, club level basketball, circus


2013 is the sixth time Australia has hosted this multi-sport Festival utilising the venues and legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.  At the London 2012 Olympic Games 106 athletes, over one-quarter of the Team, had competed at an edition of the AYOF. Olympic gold medallists of the past who came through the Festival include Anna Meares, Sally Pearson (McLellan), Matthew Mitcham, Emma Snowsill and many more.

Location: South of Asia between Indian & Pacific Oceans

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, Hockey (men & women), Judo, Rowing, Rugby Sevens (men & women), Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Athletes: 496

Related News

China beats Malaysia to Badminton team gold

BADMINTON: The team stage of the badminton competition has concluded, with China, the number two seed, victorious over Malaysia. Read more...


Badminton juniors ready to take on the might of Asia

Twelve of the nation’s leading badminton juniors will have the chance to make a name for themselves after being selected to represent Australia at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF). Read more...


Did You Know?

Jessica Fox became the first Australian to win a medal at an Australian Youth Olympic Festival (gold – 2009, Sydney), Youth Olympic Games (gold – 2010, Singapore) and Olympic Games (silver – 2012, London).