Max Whitlock makes history with Olympic gold for Team GB in men's pommel horse

Max Whitlock is the most successful athlete on the men’s pommel horse in history after winning Olympic gold for Team GB at Tokyo 2020.

The 28-year-old, who won gold in the same event at Rio 2016, went first and delivered an impressive display with a score of 15.583.

Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chih-kai came closest to beating Whitlock but he was forced to settle for a silver medal with his 15.400 score.

Japan’s Kazuma Kaya won the bronze medal with a score of 14.900.

The gold for Whitlock is the sixth Olympic medal of his illustrious career having won two bronzes at London 2012 and two golds and a bronze at Rio 2016.

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