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Biography

ISTRIA Damian

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 24/08/1982
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.68/5'6''
Weight (kg / lbs) 71/157
Events Inscribed   Member of Australia Gymnastics Artistic Men's Team
Gymnastics Artistic Men's Rings
Gymnastics Artistic Men's Horizontal bar
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's Horizontal bar
SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's Rings

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
19:00
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 1 - Horizontal bars
Australia Flag AUS  - ISTRIA Damian 14.450 Completed
16 Mar
19:24
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 2 - Floor
Australia Flag AUS  - ISTRIA Damian 14.400 Completed
16 Mar
20:00
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 4 - Rings
Australia Flag AUS  - ISTRIA Damian 15.350 Completed
16 Mar
20:18
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 5 - Vault
Australia Flag AUS  - ISTRIA Damian 15.600 Completed
20 Mar
21:27
RLA Men's Rings - Final
Australia Flag AUS  - ISTRIA Damian 15.700 Completed
21 Mar
21:39
RLA Men's Horizontal bar - Final
Australia Flag AUS  - ISTRIA Damian 15.600 Completed

Place Of Birth Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Residence Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Occupation Student
International Debut 1999
Preferred Apparatus Floor
Coach Serguei Chinkar
Influential Person Mother & Father
Idol Lance Armstrong
Recent Results World Championships (Melbourne, Australia Nov-2005)
7th in the Men's High Bar (8.737 pts)

Australia v China (Canberra, Australia Jul-2005)
1st in the High Bar
2nd in the Team event
4th in the Rings
16th in the All Around
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Silver in the Men's Team (268.850 pts)

Manchester 2002
Silver in the High Bar (9.075 pts)
Bronze in the Men's Team(159.100 pts)
5th in the Vault (9.075 pts)
6th in the All Around (52.450 pts)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
did not compete

Sydney 2000
47th in the Men's All Around (53.973 pts)
Injuries Damian returned to international competition in October 2005 after a long battle against a career-threatening wrist injury suffered in 2003.
Other Senior National Championships (2005)
1st in the Floor
1st in the Vault
1st in the High Bar
2nd in the Rings

Damian achieved great results of: 7th on Floor in Finals, 6th on Vault in finals 14th on Rings at the 2005 Belgium World Cup, only 0.1 from the top 8 that makes finals.

Damian began gymnastics at 4 years old and became part of the high performance centre 3 years later in 1989. He has now been at the high performance centre for 16 years, training between 25-30 hours a week. Damian has been representing Australia since 1996 as a junior athlete and make his senior international debut in 1999 at the age of 16, becoming the youngest Australian male gymnast to make a World Championships team.

Damian works as a coach at the Lawton Academy of Gymnastics for about 16 hours per week and studies full time at Griffith University for a commerce degree.

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