Chris Remkes

                                                                 
      

Remkes was born in the Philippines but moved to Australia at a young age. He first trained with coach Yu Bo at the GYM-JETS club in South Australia, before making the move to the National Centre of Excellence in Canberra to further enhance his gymnastics career.

Since first competing at the Australian Championships in 2012, he has moved up through the national ranks, breaking through for his first gold medal in 2013 to become the Australian Level 10 Champion on Pommel Horse. It was this effort that allowed him to represent Australia at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and was part of the team that secured a Bronze medal.

Making the jump up to Senior International level at the 2014 National Championships, Remkes rose to the occasion to win Gold on Vault, earning a chance to represent Australia again, this time at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China. 

Since that first Senior Gold at national level, the diminutive Remkes has been a crowd favourite and podium regular, with his medal tally currently standing at five Senior Apparatus Gold’s among 10 individual medals.

Over the past few years Chris has been collecting a lot of valuable international experience – including two World Championships – and his results on Vault are starting to reflect his supreme talent and top work rate.

In early 2017, he won Silver on Vault at the inaugural Melbourne World Cup before going on to represent Australia at the AGF trophy in Baku where his performance was the highlight of the meet for Australian, winning Gold in the Vault final. Chris nailed the execution on both of vaults - including a flawless Tsuk Double Pike - to finish with an average total score of 14.866.

To consolidate his remarkable 2017 performances, Remkes claimed Gold on Vault at the second Melbourne World Cup in February 2018.

Remkes never fails to impress, with his exciting tumbling ability and world class Difficulty scores, the 21-year-old is fast becoming one of Australia's strongest Olympic hopefuls in Gymnastics for Tokyo 2020.

 

QUICK FACTS

Birthplace: Philippines
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Luda
Sporting motto: Always work to the best of your ability
Most admired sportsperson: Sam Offord
Favourite sports team: -
Favourite music: Rock Instrumental, Hip Hop
Favourite movie: -

TRAINING INFORMATION

Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 5 years old
First Club: Southern Stars
First Coach: Ben Frick
Current Club: National Centre of Excellence (Canberra)
Current Coach: Vladimir Vatkin
Best apparatus: Floor
Favourite skill: Double twisting double tuck
Most difficult skill to learn: Double twisting double tuck

MOST SIGNIFICANT

Best National Performance: 2012 Australian Gymnastics Championships
Best International Performance: 2013 AYOF
Best Gymnastics Moment: Being selected to compete at 2014 World Championships

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Year
Jun/Snr
Team
AA
FX
PH
RG
VT
PB
HB
2017 Senior 3rd 15th 2nd 2nd - 1st - -
2016 Senior 10th  1st   3rd 5th  1st   5th  
2015 Senior 12th 1st 4th - 3rd - -
2014 Senior 11th =18th =3rd 20th 1st - -
2013 L10 U18  4th 5th  1st 6th 3rd 2nd 5th
2012 L9 U16  4th 7th  2nd 2nd 3rd =2nd 2nd

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

Year
Event
Team
AA
FX
PH
RG
VT
PB
HB
2018 Melbourne World Cup, AUS  - - 8th 3rd - 1st - -
2017 Cottbus World Cup, GER  -  5th 14th   - 3rd   -  
2017 World Championships, CAN  101st  62nd 117th  26th   -    
2017 World University Games, TWN  -  91st 57th   26th  - 5th       
2017 Doha World Cup, QAT  - 12th  13th   -  6th  -  -        
2017  AGF Trophy, AZE  6th  11th  1st   
2017  Wolrd Cup Gymnastics, AUS  7th  7th  2nd   
2016  Toyota International, JPN  6th  7th  6th   
2016 Pacific Rim Championships, USA 5th  31st  21st  26th  8th  -  -  
2016 Cottbus World Challenge Cup, GER - - 29th 37th - 4th - -
2016 Doha World Challenge Cup, QAT  - - 17th 17th - 2nd - -
2014 World Championships, CHN  26th - 107th - - 147th - -
2013 Australian Youth Olympic  Festival, AUS   3rd 7th 5th 10th 10th 7th 12th 7th

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: 2014, 2017
Olympic Games: N/A