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Max Whitlock's new medal
1:59pm Monday 7th October 2013 in Sport
GYMNASTICS: GREAT Britain’s Max Whitlock won silver in the pommel horse final at the World Gymnastics championships in Antwerp.
The 20-year-old Olympic double bronze medallist completed the most difficult pommel horse routine in the world – with a 7.2 difficulty tariff – to score 15.633.
That score saw the South Essex Gymnastics Club member go one better than his London 2012 third place to finish behind Japan’s Kohei Kameyama who won gold with 15.833.
Whitlock tied for second place with Mexico’s Daniel Corral Barron, while there was also a tie for fourth place with Italy's Alberto Busnari and China's Hongtao Zhang both finishing with 15.600 in a hotly-contested final.