BRI­TAIN’S FIVE HOPE­FULS TONIGHT

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Com­pet­ing tonight in Floor, vault and high bar

Unas­sum­ing old hand from Wolver -hamp­ton who can be trusted to de­liver when the pres­sure is on. Brought the bronze medal home in su­perb style in Lon­don, scor­ing 16.550 with his con­clud­ing vault.

Pom­mel

The spe­cial­ist of the team, Smith will have a rel­a­tively quiet night, only emerg­ing to per­form his out­stand­ing pom­mel-horse rou­tine. If he nails it, though, the ben­e­fits to the team will be sig­nif­i­cant.

Floor, rings, par­al­lel bars and high bar

Pow­er­ful York­shire­man who pro­duced the best of the Bri­tish per­for­mances on Satur­day, com­ing fifth over­all in the all-around cat­e­gory. His high bar rou­tine is world-class.

Floor, pom­mel, rings, par­al­lel bars, vault and high bar

The quiet man of the team, Whit­lock is nev­er­the­less the finest gym­nast we have ever pro­duced. Will prob­a­bly com­pete in all six dis­ci­plines tonight, and barely has a weak­ness.

Pom­mel, rings, vault and par­al­lel bars

The sur­prise se­lec­tion and the youngest man on the team, Be­van edged out the far more ex­pe­ri­enced Dan Purvis on the ba­sis that his strengths – rings and par­al­lel bars – bet­ter com­ple­ment the rest of the team.

Kris­tian Thomas 27

Nile Wil­son 20

Louis Smith 27

Max Whit­lock 23

Brinn Be­van 19

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