Tyson Bull



Mixing gymnastics with study at the University of Illinois, Tyson Bull made a return to Australia for the 2015 Australian Gymnastics Championships and the return could not have been any better. 

Prior to leaving for Illinois, however, Bull showed his vast potential in different classes – winning four High Bar titles consecutively from 2008-12, as well as taking a hat-trick of All-Around titles from 2009 to 2012. 

His exploits allowed him to be selected for numerous international events, including the 2011 Youth Commonwealth Games, where he recorded an impressive second on the Rings, and fifth on the High Bar.

Before moving across the Pacific, Bull’s last Championships were in 2012, and his first senior competition saw him take a fifth place on Rings, and equal fourth on the Parallel Bars.

On his return in 2015, Bull took two gold medals on the High Bar and Pommel Horse, marking a fairytale return to Australian competition.

Bull competed for Australia at the 2015 World University Games where his best result came on his pet event, High Bar scoring a 14.050, and finishing in 18th place. Bull then went on to compete at the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada placing 23rd on horizontal bar with a score of 13.400.

Bull continues his studies at the University of Illinois and is one of few people in the world capable of executing a Cassina - Kolman in connection on High Bar.



Birthplace: Melbourne, VIC
Occupation: Student-athlete at University of Illinois
Nickname: Tys
Favourite quote or best piece of advice:
A belief is nothing more than a reoccurring thought
Most admired sportsperson: Epke Zonderland
Favourite sports team: Essendon (AFL)
Favourite music: Music on Triple J
Favourite movie: Anchorman, Lord of the Rings
Hobbies outside of gymnastics Basketball, spike ball


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 5 years old, to get good foundation skills for all sports
First Club: Knox Gymnastics 
First Coach: Yu Ting
Current Club: University of Illinois/Victorian Men's High Performance Centre
Current Coach: Dan Ribeiro
Best apparatus: High Bar
Favourite skill: Cassina
Most difficult skill to learn: Cassina


Best National Performance: 2015 National Championships
Best International Performance: 2017 World championships


Year Jun/Snr Team AA FX PH RG VT PB HB
Senior 1st 12th  -  3rd  -  - 5th 4th
2017 Senior 2nd 23rd - 8th - - 8th 1st
2015 Senior  2nd  9th  1st  4th  1st 
2012 Senior 2nd - - 13th 5th 13th 4th 14th
2011 L10 U18 3rd 1st 2nd 4th 1st 5th 2nd 1st
2010 L10 U18 1st 1st 1st 5th 2nd 5th 1st 1st
2009 L9 U17 2nd 1st 6th 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 1st
2008 L8 U15 2nd 2nd 5th 1st 1st 2nd 11th 1st
2007 L8 U15 3rd 5th 10th 8th 4th 17th 2nd 5th


Year Event Team AA FX PH RG VT PB HB
2017 World Championships, CAN  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 23rd
2015  World University Games, KOR  15th 40th 81st 70th 55th - 53rd 18th
2011 Japan Junior, JPN  N/A  11th  -  -  -  -  6th  4th
2011 Youth Commonwealth Games, IOM  3rd - 17th 8th 2nd 6th 21st 5th
2010 Pacific Rim Championships, AUS 4th 13th - - - - 6th 2nd


Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, CAN
Olympic Games: N/A