Born Jan. 1, 1990, in Auckland, Bishop trains at Tri Star Gymnastics in his hometown. His coach is David Phillips, who won the bronze medal on floor exercise at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
“(Phillips) is one of only two male gymnasts ever to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games,” Bishop said. “He also used to coach me many years ago, when he was training and I was about 7 years old. I am incredibly grateful to have him as my coach.”
Bishop said his training for 2014 will target summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
“2014 is my year,” he said. “I plan to peak for the Commonwealth Games. …
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