• September 17, 2021

Exclusive: Max Whitlock wins GOLD again as Team GB star retains title in Tokyo and becomes fourth most decorated British Olympian

 Exclusive: Max Whitlock wins GOLD again as Team GB star retains title in Tokyo and becomes fourth most decorated British Olympian


Max Whitlock has done it again as he won gold in Tokyo to claim his sixth Olympic medal.

The Team GB star retained the pommel horse title he won in Rio in 2016.

Whitlock was at his brilliant best on the pommel horse

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Whitlock was at his brilliant best on the pommel horse

Whitlock was way ahead of the field in Tokyo

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Whitlock was way ahead of the field in Tokyo

It was a brilliant performance by Whitlock after setting such a high benchmark for the rest of the field to follow.

He was first up in the eight-man final and posted a strong score of 15.583, which significantly eclipsed his qualifying mark of 14.9.

Whitlock was then forced to wait as the rest of his rivals tried and failed to match his total, with Chinese Taipei’s Chih Kai Lee coming closest on 15.4, and Japan’s Kazuma Kaya Kohei Kameyama taking bronze.

That was his sixth Olympic medal, and his third overall gold.

Whitlock has now won six Olympic medals

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Whitlock has now won six Olympic medals

Whitlock won two bronze medals in London and then followed that up with two golds and a bronze in Rio.

He was pommel horse Olympic champion heading into the event, and proved why he is still the best in the world.

Whitlock becomes the joint-fourth most decorated Team GB Olympian in history, joining the likes of Steve Redgrave, Jason Kenny and Charlotte Dujardin with six medals.





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