Further Personal Information
||Canberra, ACT, AUS
||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
||Josh (fig-gymnastics.com, 06 Oct 2011)
||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)
||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)
||To compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (AIS, 29 March 2006)