Max Whitlock Makes Team GB History For A Second Time With Gymnastics Gold Medal

A true champion.
<strong>Max Whitlock proved his mettle with another medal on Sunday</strong>
Max Whitlock proved his mettle with another medal on Sunday
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Max Whitlock has made the history books again by earning a gold medal for his performance in the final of the men’s floor gymnastics.

Despite never having made the podium in the men’s floor, Whitlock this afternoon fought off stiff competition to beat Brazil’s silver and bronze winners.

<strong>Whitlock's routine included a diagonal tumble, two landings and a superb handstand</strong>
Whitlock's routine included a diagonal tumble, two landings and a superb handstand
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<strong>His skill and deftness were obvious</strong>
His skill and deftness were obvious
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<strong>The 23-year-old came first just .300 points over his Brazilian rival Diego Hypolito</strong>
The 23-year-old came first just .300 points over his Brazilian rival Diego Hypolito
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Whitlock impressed the judges with his stunning routine, which earned him a score of 15.633.

The Team GB star became the first Brit to win the men’s floor exercise, after having taken Team GB’s first all-around gymnastics gold earlier in the week.

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