Rhys was always a very active child. He taught himself to do a backflip on the trampoline in his garden before he even went to gymnastics classes. His parents saw his enthusiasm for gymnastics and immediately took him to his local leisure centre gymnastics club.
His love for the sports grew through the years and Rhys was quickly improving from the long hours he spent in the gym. From the age of 9 he was training 24+ hours per week.
The real improvement in his gymnastics came when he started to get coached by former gymnast Luke Carson. Rhys started to produce results and medals that have never been achieved by an Irish gymnast. The first ever European Medal, World medal, Olympic Finalist, and now World Champion. Rhys is the most decorated Irish Gymnast of all time, and it’s still very early in his career…
Hometown: Newtownards, County Down
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite movie: Spongebob Movie
Favourite music: Rap
Childhood heroes: Louis Smith
Favourite athlete: Katie Taylor
Most rewarding moment in sport: Becoming World Champion
Talents other than sport: Video Editing
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