SELLATHURAI Prashanth < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 01 Oct 1986 in Sydney, AUS
Height1.50 m
Weight 45 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Languages English
Higher education Health Science - University of Sydney: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started gymnastics in 1991 when he was five.
Why this sport? He began gymnastics because he had excess energy.
Club / Team Sydney Olympic Park Gym Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Robert Hong, Xiong Song-Liang
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Championships
Location Melbourne
General Interest
Hobbies Cars, driving and cycling. (Gymnastics Australia, 06 Jun 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Silver medal on the pommel horse at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. (AIS, 06 Jun 2007)
Most influential person in career His coach Robert Hong, because he had faith in his ability. (AIS, 06 Jun 2007)
Hero / Idol Coach Ivan Ivomkov, because he can stay cool under pressure. (AIS, 06 Jun 2007)
Awards and honours Recipient of the 2007 and 2009 Annual National's Men's Artistic Gymnastic Awards. (gymnastics.org.au, 01 Sep 2010)
Ambitions He wants to represent Australia at major international events and then after his gymnastics career, he would like to move into physiotherapy and sports medicine. (AIS, 06 Jun 2007)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
His silver at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark meant he became the first Australian gymnast to win a world medal on the pommel horse. (Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Oct 2006)