JEFFERIS Josh < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 29 Aug 1985 in Brisbane, AUS
Height1.57 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education Exercise and Health Science, Physiotherapy - University of Queensland : Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Began as a toddler, participating in Kindergym in 1987. Began HP program in 1993.
Why this sport? Was a hyperactive child and the doctor advised his parents to buy a trampoline to consume his energy.
Club / Team Australian Institute of Sport [AIS]: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Name of coach Vladimir Vatkin
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Championships
Location Anaheim, CA
General Interest
Nicknames Josh (fig-gymnastics.com, 06 Oct 2011)
Hobbies Surfing, camping, and music. He regularly jams with fellow gymnast Phillipe Rizzo. (Melbourne Comm Games, 23 Feb 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement "My individual all-around and rings gold medal and the team silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The team gold medal during the 2010 Commonwealth Games and my gold on parallel bars and bronze in the all-around. My 12th place in the all-around final during the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus." (ausport.gov.au, 01 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol Shawn Johnson. (gymnastics.org.au, 01 Feb 2012)
Injuries A forearm injury required surgery in 2010. (gymnastics.org.au, 01 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours His gold medal in the men's individual all-around at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was commemorated on an Australian postage stamp. (jol.co.nz, 27 July 2010)

He was named Australian Junior Gymnast of the year in 2003. (Gymnastics Australia 01 Jan 2010)
Ambitions To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (AIS, 29 March 2006)