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.