Max WHITLOCK

Great Britain GBR

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    3 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    London 2012
  • Year of Birth
    1993
Olympic Results

Biography

Max WHITLOCK

Sunday 14 August 2016 is a day that British gymnast Max Whitlock will always remember. Not content with winning gold in the floor to become his country’s first ever Olympic gold medallist in artistic gymnastics, he went and won the pommel horse title, taking his overall Olympic medal tally to five.

Whitlock had already proved his class at London 2012, where he won bronze in the team all-around (which was Great Britain’s first team medal in artistic gymnastics since 1912), and another bronze in the pommel. Serving further notice of his abilities, he claimed pommel gold at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, before scoring that golden double at Rio 2016. He also took bronze in the individual all-around in Rio, behind the great Kohei Uchimura to claim Great Britain’s first medal in the event for 108 years.

A first for his country

Whitlock’s exploits in the Rio 2016 apparatus finals attracted a TV audience of more than 10.4 million viewers back home, with several famous faces from Team GB also gathering in the stands at the Rio Olympic Arena, among them Andy Murray.

The British gymnast did not let them down. Tipped to do well on the pommel horse – his favourite apparatus – he stunned everyone with his gravity-defying display in the floor. His superb routine earned him 15.663 points, giving him victory from Brazilian duo Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano and earning Great Britain a maiden individual gold in artistic gymnastics. No one was more taken aback than Whitlock himself.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rio 2016

B
Individual All-Around
Individual All-Around Gymnastics
G
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
#23 r1/2
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics
#58 r1/2
Horizontal Bar
Horizontal Bar Gymnastics
#22 r1/2
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
G
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
#4
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

B
Team All-Around
Team All-Around Gymnastics
#14 r1/2
Floor Exercise
Floor Exercise Gymnastics
B
Pommelled Horse
Pommelled Horse Gymnastics
#=49 r1/2
Rings
Rings Gymnastics
#54 r1/2
Parallel Bars
Parallel Bars Gymnastics