Australia's male gymnasts have generally been overshadowed by the performances of their female counterparts, but in Philippe Rizzo, they have a genuine world class performer.
The AIS-based gymnast has proven to be one of the best in the world in his pet event, the high bar, having performed with distinction at a series of international events.
Rizzo placed second on the high bar at the 2001 World Championships held in Ghent, and won gold in the same event at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane.
He also bagged three individual gold medals a year later at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
He made his Olympic debut at the Sydney Olympics at the age of 19, finishing 29th in the individual all-around event.
Rizzo comes from a strong sporting family, with his brother Blaise being a former national gymnastics champion and his father a French representative at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.
Philippe Rizzo travels from Australian Capital Territory Australia
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