Chris Remkes

                                                                 
      

Remkes was born in the Philippines, but moved to Australia at a young age. He 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.

Competing in the National Championships in 2012, Remkes was able to make an instant impact, finishing in the top five in all bar one apparatus – Floor, where he came seventh. Highlights included second placings on the Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars and the High Bar, and secured a fourth place in the All-Around final.

Remkes finally broke through for his first gold medal in 2013, becoming Australian Level 10 Champion in the Pommel Horse. His effort allowed him to represent Australia at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, and was part of the team which secured a bronze medal in the process. Remkes also finished no lower than 12th in every apparatus, including an impressive fifth place finish in Floor. 

A gold medal in the Senior Vault competition in 2014’s National Championships allowed Remkes to represent Australia in the World Championships in Nanning, where he finished in 147th on Vault, and 107th on Floor. 

Remkes broke through for his first gold medal on Floor in the 2015 National Championships, with his extreme tumbles and well executed landings and then again in 2016 taking home a gold on floor and vault. 

In early 2017, Remkes went on to represent Australia at the AGF trophy in Baku where he was undoubtly the highlight of the meet for the Australian gymnasts with his gold medal-winning performance in the Vault final. Chris nailed the execution on both of his bailts in the final, scoring 14.733 and 15.00 on his Tsuk double pike (a landing that he could not have stuck any better if he tried!), to finish with an average total score of 14.866! 

To consolidate this performance further, Remkes took home the silver medal on his home turf at the Melbourne World Cup, just behind Japan's Kenzo Shirai. 

Chris Remkes never failures to impress us with his talent and is becoming one of Australia's olympic hopefuls in Gymnastics at the next Olympic Games in 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
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
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 AYOF, AUS   3rd 7th 5th 10th 10th 7th 12th 7th

MAJOR EVENTS HISTORY

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