Aussies likely to dominate
Doha (QAT) March 15, 2017: Chris Remkes (floor, pommel horse and vault), Mitchell Morgans (parallel and horizontal), Clay Stephens (floor, vault and parallel bars) and Michael Tone (pommel horse and rings) will lead Australia’s challenge in the men’s category the 10th FIG Artistic Apparatus World Cup in Doha.
All four had qualified for the finals in Melbourne last month, with Morgans, Stephens and Tone made their debut in a World Cup competition.
Both the Australian men’s and women’s teams kicked off the 2017-2020 Olympic Cycle with a bang, taking home a combined total of eight medals — one gold, four silver and three bronze — with all 12 athletes made it to the 19 finals.
Remkes has done well in previous World Cup events in the last one year and hoped to improve on his silver medal on vault.
“It’s going to be an exciting World Cup in Doha. I hope to do well,” said Remkes, who was born in the Philippines, but moved to Australia at a young age.
Remkes had trained with coach Yu Bo at the Gym-Jets Club in South Australia before making the move to the National Centre of Excellence in Canberra to further enhance his gymnastics career.