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Biography

RIZZO Philippe

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 09/02/1981
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.66/5'5''
Weight (kg / lbs) 66/146
Events Inscribed   Member of Australia Gymnastics Artistic Men's Team
Gymnastics Artistic Men's Pommel horse
Gymnastics Artistic Men's Parallel bars
Gymnastics Artistic Men's All-Around
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's Parallel bars
BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Men's All-Around

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  - RIZZO Philippe 12.800 Completed
16 Mar
19:24
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 2 - Floor
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 13.250 Completed
16 Mar
19:42
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 3 - Pommel horse
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 14.350 Completed
16 Mar
20:00
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 4 - Rings
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 14.700 Completed
16 Mar
20:18
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 5 - Vault
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 15.800 Completed
16 Mar
20:36
RLA Men's Team - Qualification
Subdivision 2 - Rotation 6 - Parallel bars
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 15.150 Completed
18 Mar
13:30
RLA Men's All-Around - Final
Rotation 1 - Pommel horse
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 13.650 Completed
18 Mar
14:03
RLA Men's All-Around - Final
Rotation 2 - Rings
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 14.850 Completed
18 Mar
14:26
RLA Men's All-Around - Final
Rotation 3 - Vault
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 15.700 Completed
18 Mar
15:12
RLA Men's All-Around - Final
Rotation 5 - Horizontal bars
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 15.750 Completed
18 Mar
15:35
RLA Men's All-Around - Final
Rotation 6 - Floor
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 13.000 Completed
18 Mar
15:49
RLA Men's All-Around - Final
Rotation 4 - Parallel bars
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 15.250 Completed
20 Mar
20:15
RLA Men's Pommel horse - Final
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 12.875 Completed
21 Mar
20:20
RLA Men's Parallel bars - Final
Australia Flag AUS  - RIZZO Philippe 15.275 Completed

Place Of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Occupation Student
Preferred Apparatus High Bar
Coach Vladimir Vatkin
Recent Results International Apparatus Challenge v China (Melbourne, Jul-2005)
1st in the High Bar
2nd in the Parallel Bars

Australia v China (Canberra, Jul-2005)
2nd in the Team event
4th in the High Bar
7th in the Parallel Bar
15th in the All Around
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Silver in the Men's Team (268.850 pts)

Manchester 2002
Gold in the High Bar (9.512 pts)
Gold in the Parallel Bars (9.375 pts)
Gold in the Pommel Horse (9.162 pts)
Silver in the All Round (53.850 pts)
Bronze in the Floor (9.225 pts)
Bronze in the Men's Team (159.100 pts)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
5th in the High Bar (8.525 pts)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
66th in the High Bar (8.950 pts)
13th in the Parallel Bars (9.700 pts)
70th in the Pommel Horse (8.700 pts)
86th in the All Around

Sydney 2000
29th in the Men's All Around (55.786 pts)
Injuries Philippe has come back successfully after shoulder surgery in early 2005 to win gold in Glasgow, Scotland, in Oct 2005.
Other Philippe scored a gold medal at the Glasgow Grand Prix recently, three gold medals at Commonwealth Games in 2002 and a Silver medal at the World Championships in 2001. He was not as successful as expected at the recent World Championships (Melbourne, Australia Nov-2005), with his best result being 13th in the Men's Parallel Bars (9.600 pts).

He shared the AIS Athlete of the Year award with swimmer Petria Thomas in 2001.

Philippe began the high performance gymnastics program in 1995 at the AIS. His brother, Blaise, was a 2 time Australian champion (1986 & 1988) and his father, Andre, competed for France at the 1960 Olympic Games. Both his parents are French and settled in Australia in 1970. He can speak both English and French and is a keen guitarist in the cover band Dogsnot, founded by his brothers in Sydney.

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