Gymnastics: Whitlock wins men's pommel horse to scoop second gold

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 14, 2016 3:28 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Max Whitlock made it a day to remember for Britain when he swiveled to the top of the podium with a smooth and silky pommel horse performance which earned him a second gold at the Olympics on Sunday.

Less than two hours after he ended Britain's 120-year wait for an Olympic gymnastics gold medal by winning the floor exercise, Whitlock was again on top in his specialist event with a score of 15.966.

Louis Smith completed a 1-2 for Britain as he picked up a second successive Olympic silver in the discipline with 15.833.

American Alex Naddour picked up the bronze.

(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar; editing by Andrew Hay)