Max Whitlock finally ends Britain's 112-year wait for gold at the gymnastics world championships
Last Updated: 31/10/15 4:35pm
Max Whitlock has ended Britain's 112-year wait for a men's gold medal at the gymnastics World Championships.
The 22-year-old swivelled to the top of the podium with a smooth and silky pommel horse performance on Saturday.
And the failure of Hungary's Olympic and 2014 world champion Krisztian Berki to qualify for the final raised hopes that Louis Smith might finally land the gold as he had been the top performer in qualifying.
Smith produced a flawless display and sat on top of the standings with 16.033 until Whitlock, the final competitor on the horse, leapfrogged his team mate by just 0.1 of a point with a more dynamic programme.
His efforts ensured a 1-2 for the host nation on a historic day in Glasgow.Whitlock (16.133) and Smith were the only finalists to break the 16-point barrier, leaving Armenia's Harutyun Merdinyan to finish a distant third with 15.500.