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Ji Wallace
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Country Represented:  Australia
Date of birth: 23 June 1977 (1977-06-23) (age 32)
Place of birth: Lismore
Hometown: Brisbane
Height: 179 centimetres (5 ft 10 in)
Discipline: Trampolining

Ji Wallace (born 23 June 1977 in Lismore, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian gymnast and Olympic trampoline champion.

Earlier in his career Ji Wallace won several Australian national titles and made an international breakthrough in 1996 by winning gold in the DMT (double mini trampoline) discipline at the 19th Trampoline World Championships in Vancouver.[1]

In the World championships held in Sydney, he set a world record for completing a jump with the highest degree of difficulty in the DMT, a triple-triple.

He competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he received a silver medal in trampoline.[2] [3]

In 2005, he came out publicly as gay.[4][5] Ji Wallace was the first Australian to be named a Gay Games Ambassador.[6]


Ji returned to his trampoline roots in order to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. Ji missed Olympic selection at the 2007 World Championships in QC Canada.

Currently Ji is performing with the famed Cirque Du Soleil in their new show ZAIA, out of Macau, China.

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