Get to know our Youth Olympians
Monday, 08 October 2018
Today marked the first day of competition for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), so here's a guide on all you need to know about our two VIS athletes competing.
We wish both Laura Paeglis (Archery) and Indianna Robertson (Hockey) all the best as they set off for Olympic Games glory.
Event: Archery – Women’s Recurve Individual
Schedule: Friday, 12 Oct, 10:00AM
Paeglis makes up half of Australia’s archery quota for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, something her grandfather predicted when she first picked up a bow at 10 years of age.
“My archery journey started when I was 10 years old. I saw the movie ‘Brave’ and felt so inspired that I decided I wanted to give archery a go,” the now 16-year-old said.
“My grandpa took me to my first ‘come and try’ day and bought me my first bow. I remember him telling me back then, that one day I could go to the Olympics!
“I didn’t take him very seriously, as it didn’t seem very realistic at the time, but now I am on my way to the Youth Olympic Games.”
Event: Women’s Hockey5’s (Goalkeeper)
Sunday, 7 Oct, 5:30AM v Zimbabwe (WIN 10-0)
Monday, 8Oct, 1:00AM v Namibia
Tuesday, 9 Oct, 5:30AM v Poland
Wednesday, 10 Oct, 12:15AM v China
Thursday, 11 Oct, 5:30AM v Mexico