Group GB’s Max Whitlock successfully defended his Olympic gold medal in the pommel horse discipline on Sunday.
Heading 1st in the remaining, the 28-year-aged made a outstanding exhibit to generate a score of 15.583, in advance of Chinese Taipei’s Lee Chih-kai in second.
Japan’s Kazuma Kaya took the bronze medal.
It is Whitlock’s 3rd Olympic gold medal. He received gold in the pommel horse at the 2016 Rio Video games, as very well as gold in the floor exercising.
He is the 1st person to productively defend the pommel horse title considering that 1980.
At the Rio Online games, Whitlock produced background when he received Fantastic Britain’s initially medal in the all-all-around occasion for 108 years.
Upon getting a double Olympic winner in the pommel horse, Whitlock named the sensation “surreal.”
“I can’t quite comprehend what just happened. It is really been a whirlwind journey, and I am massively grateful,” he informed the media.
“I was on first, so it was the first time I have been equipped to observe a full pommel horse final it’s just surreal.
“I never ever expect medals. I like to go in with the potential to get a title if I go clean and the potential is there. And the develop-up, the program, I couldn’t do everything much more.
“I am over the moon to arrive absent with gold.
“I test not to enable my this third Olympics feel distinct to the other people. I consider to go into any Olympic Online games with the exact same generate and starvation, but this morning I truly felt the nerves. It was the most nervous I have at any time felt in a levels of competition, so it truly is even additional amazing that I managed to perform under this pressure.”