Smith claims pommel gold at British Championships

29 March 2015 / 20:18
Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith produced a faultless display to take gold in the masters pommel horse event on the final day of action at the Artistic British Championships.
Smith scored an impressive 15.975 to clinch first place ahead of Great Britain teammate Max Whitlock, who received a score of 15.825 to claim the silver medal, James Hall picking up the bronze with 14.825.
A potential Great Britain star of the future is Giarnni Regini-Moran, who at 16 years old provided a stunning performance to earn gold medals in the men’s masters floor and vault events, the latter coming at the expense of Kristian Thomas, the London 2012 medallist claiming silver with a score of 14.662.
Elsewhere, Claudia Fragapane vaulted to gold with a score of 14.350, finishing ahead of silver medallists Kelly Simm and Elissa Downie, tied in second on 14.175.
There was no stopping 15-year-old Tyesha Mattis, who claimed the title in both the women’s senior beam and uneven bars finals, Fragapane taking the bronze in those two events.
Other results included the continued success of Amy Tinkler, the all-around champion taking gold in the floor event with a score of 14.450, while David Rae took the disability men’s finals by storm, claiming gold on the floor, high bar and vault apparatus.
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