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BULL Tyson
Australia
AUS
Title
Mr
Lastname
BULL
Firstname
Tyson
Gender
male
Country
Australia
Place of birth
Wantirna
Year of birth
1993 (28 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Tys (gymnastics.org.au, 22 Dec 2016)
Hobbies
Wakeboarding, basketball, football. (fightingillini.com, 22 Jun 2017)
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Human Movement Studies - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, USA
Spoken languages
English
Coach
Vladimir Vatkin [national]
Sporting relatives
His older brother Jayden has represented Australia in artistic gymnastics and won gold in the floor exercise at the 2014 Australian Championships in Melbourne, VIC. (intlgymnast.com, 01 Feb 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Apr 2020)
Injuries
He sustained a mild concussion and suffered a sprained ligament in his wrist prior to the 2018 Big Ten conference Men's Gymnastics Championships at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America. (wcia.com, 17 Apr 2018)
National Team
2012 (fightingillini.com, 22 Jun 2017)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age five. "I got serious after my first nationals when I was 10. Coming back from that event, my club coach, Tim Robertson, persuaded me to try out for the high performance centre and train there." (gymnsw.org.au, 13 Aug 2021; gymnastics.org.au, 22 Dec 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
He used to follow his older brother Jayden to the gym, and initially started gymnastics in order to develop his skills for other sports. "I loved gymnastics from an early age. I was a quick learner and took to it quickly and just fell in love with it." (gymnsw.org.au, 13 Aug 2021; 10 News First YouTube channel, 03 Aug 2021; gymnastics.org.au, 22 Dec 2016)
Milestones
He became the first Australian male artistic gymnast to compete in an individual Olympic final when he placed fifth in the horizontal bar at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (thewest.com.au, 03 Aug 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Sep 2021)
Trainings
He trains at the national training centre in Canberra, ACT, Australia. (sunshinecoastnews.com.au, 25 Jun 2021)
Hero / Idol
Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (fightingillini.com, 22 Jun 2017; gymnastics.org.au, 22 Dec 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (gymnsw.org.au, 13 Aug 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"Train like you're the worst, compete like you're the best." (Facebook profile, 08 Apr 2017)
Awards
While competing for the University of Illinois, he was an Academic All-Big Ten conference honouree in 2016 and 2018. (fightingillini.com, 29 Nov 2018)
Additional information
General
WAITING GAME
He says he experienced anxiety, relief and disbelief at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, in the wait and confirmation of the quota berth for the 2020 Olympic Games that he earned there through his performance on horizontal bar. "I was in the crowd with my team completely on edge with my heart beating like crazy. The last score came in and I lost it, completely at a loss for words and what to think. Twenty years in the sport all coming down to one moment, and more than anything I felt like I was repaying all my coaches, mentors and especially family for all the long hours, sacrifices and hard work that's gone into achieving this one goal. I probably had only a few hours sleep the following two nights because I was so wired and still trying to process the whole thing." (intlgymnast.com, 01 Feb 2020)

TIME ABROAD
He studied at the University of Illinois in the United States of America and competed for the university's gymnastics team from 2014/15 until his senior year in 2017/18. (fightingillini.com, 01 Jun 2018; gymnastics.org.au, 22 Dec 2016)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2021 he began studying for a master's degree in physiotherapy at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 22 Sep 2021)

Last update : 2021-09-24

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.566
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
5
Score Final
12.466
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.433
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
219
Score Qualif.
27.866 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
83
Score Qualif.
13.500
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.200
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.366
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
236.926

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
171
Score Qualif.
47.465 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
188
Score Qualif.
8.133
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
131
Score Qualif.
12.400
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
122
Score Qualif.
12.866
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.066
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
232.325

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
209
Score Qualif.
13.400 
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.400
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.766
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.100

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.100
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.066

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
12.566
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.233

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
13.100
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
8
Score Final
12.366
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.833

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.366
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.966
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.166

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
42
Score Qualif.
10.891
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
12.800