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Whitlock narrowly misses out on double gold

 Published on: 12th April 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Max Whitlock MBE, from Hemel Hempstead, narrowly missed out on double gold at the Commonwealth Games.

The 25-year-old finished on equal points with Northern Ireland’s Rhys McClenghan in the men’s pommel horse final, but was pushed down to silver due to his execution score.

There were also high hopes for Whitlock in the Men’s Floor Exercise final, but he only managed to finish in sixth place.

Disappointed Whitlock posted on Twitter after the event saying: “This is what sport is all about.

“Not my best competition but it’s about learning at every opportunity and using this to gain motivation to move forward.

“Thank you for everyone’s support, always appreciated. Looking forward to getting back into the gym.”

However, Whitlock still managed to take home a gold medal as on day one of the games the men’s artistic gymnastics team stormed to victory in the men’s final.

He helped the team to gold with a score of 14.800 on the floor and 15.150 on the pommel horse.

The team finished over 10 points ahead of silver medallists Canada.

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