Whitlock aims to put qualification disappointment behind him

05 October 2014 / 15:08

Max Whitlock insists he will be putting any thoughts of fatigue to one side as he tries to help Great Britain to team success at the World Gymnastics Championships in Nanning.

On Friday, Whitlock, Dan Keatings, Dan Purvis, Kristian Thomas plus World Championships debutants Nile Wilson and Courtney Tulloch scored 357.193 points in their qualification round.

It was enough to leave them lying fourth in the standings after all the nations completed their qualification, safely seeing them through to Tuesday’s team final.

Whitlock won gold in both the all-around and floor competitions at this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow but he missed out on qualification in both in China.

But turning his attention to the team final – an event Great Britain took bronze in at London 2012 – Whitlock insists he will not dwell on his previous frustrations in China.

"It was really tough out there and I'm not sure quite what went wrong," he said.

"I think I'm really feeling it now because there have been a lot of competitions this year, but I've just got to try and put it behind me and start with a clean-slate come the team final."

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