Gymnast Philippe Rizzo to speak at Berrima District Sports Awards

Philippe Rizzo.

Philippe Rizzo.

Australian gymnast Philippe Rizzo is set to speak at the Berrima District Sports Awards.

“I began gymnastics when I was baby at my parent’s gym club in Sydney,” Rizzo said.

“At the age of 14, from my parent’s coaching, l gained a Scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

“l represented Australia at seven World Championships, three Commonwealth Games and l am a dual Olympian, competing in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

“My Commonwealth Games medals include three gold, three silver and three bronze.

“I was Australia’s first gymnast to win a medal at a world championship event, winning silver in 2001.

“In 2006 I was the first Australian to win a world championship title.”

The Berrima District Sports Awards will be held at Mittagong RSL Club on Friday, February 16.