MAX MAKES HISTORY!
MAX Whitlock has become the first British gymnast to defend a world title successfully, after he won gold on the pommel horse at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Montreal.
Whitlock has won a total of six World Championship medals now, and that makes him the most successful British gymnast at the competition. He has one medal more than Beth Tweddle, but she has three golds – one more than him.
After winning gold, Whitlock said: “I think we can stand here and be very proud. And making history again, I couldn’t be happier.”
Whitlock scored 15.441, ahead of Russia’s David Belyavskiy in second, and Xiao Ruoteng of China in third.
Britain’s only other medal at the championships was the bronze won by Claudia Fragapane on the floor. She scored 13.933, which put her behind Jade Carey of the USA (14.2) and gold medallist Mai Murakami of Japan (14.233).
Max Whitlock has made history
Claudia Fragapane in action