Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Max Whitlock defends Olympic pommel horse gymnastics title | Olympics News

Last Updated: 01/08/21 11:38am

Max Whitlock produced a superb score of 15.583 in the final

Max Whitlock produced a superb score of 15.583 in the final

Max Whitlock has defended his individual pommel horse Olympic title and won gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old was first to take to the apparatus and produced a stunning score of 15.583, which no one else in the field was able to match.

Whitlock’s gold medal is the sixth Olympic medal of his career and means he’s only the fourth artistic gymnast to successfully defend an Olympic title.

Chih Kai Lee’s 15.400 routine secured silver, with Japan’s Kazuma Kaya winning bronze.

Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan, who qualified with the joint top score alongside Lee, came off the apparatus early and missed out on a medal.

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