Rizzo out of Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2010, 10:08 AM IST

Brisbane: Australia`s former gymnastics world champion Phil Rizzo has withdrawn from next month`s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi because of shoulder pain.

Rizzo, 29, was hoping to compete at his fourth Commonwealth Games but said Thursday he had been unable to overcome pain following shoulder surgery.

He said it became clear during training this week he would not be able to compete in Delhi.

Rizzo was the world high bar champion in 2006 and has won three Commonwealth Games gold medals since his debut at Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

Bureau Report