Whitlock and Wilson star at British Championships
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Whitlock and Wilson star at British Championships

11 March 2018 / 20:22

Double Olympic champion Max Whitlock secured two more British Gymnastics titles on the floor and pommel horse on the final day of competition in Liverpool.

The 25-year-old started the day in fine form as he scored 14.975 on the floor to take gold, with teammate Jay Thompson taking silver with a 14.150 and Josh Cook was third with 13.825.

He backed that up with an outstanding display on the pommel horse, where he wowed crowds with a stunning 15.625 – more than a point clear of Brinn Bevan, who took silver with 14.400 and Jack Davies in third with 13.35.

On a busy day, Olympic bronze medallist Nile Wilson won three gold medals – with his first coming on the rings, where he held off Birmingham’s Dom Cunningham and Dan Purvis with a 14.425.

Wilson, who took bronze in Rio on the horizontal bar, then attacked the parallel bars where he topped his group with a superb routine, slightly marred by a twitchy landing from his dismount.

He went onto score a very strong 14.972, again beating Purvis who scored 14.450 and Frank Baines – who’s 14.400 ensured he left with a bronze.

Wilson was not done there though and he went onto finish off with a horizontal bar gold thanks to a 14.400.

Elsewhere, Amy Tinkler took home two medals with a gold on the floor and silver on the vault – where she narrowly missed out on gold by just 0.025 to Holly Jones.

There were further titles for Kelly Simm on the uneven bars, Maisie Methuen on the beam and 16-year-old Jake Jarman on the men’s vault.

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