Max Whitlock became Britain’s first male European floor gymnastics champion. He shared the gold with Israel's Alexander Shatilov. Daniel Keatings reclaimed his European pommel horse title.
Whitlock also won bronze on the pommel horse at the European championships bringing his competition medal haul to three after he won silver in Friday's all-around event.
Keatings, European pommel horse champion crown three years ago in Birmingham, saw off the challenge of Olympic champion, Krisztian Berki of Hungary. His gold medal-winning routine scored 15.600 ahead of Berki who finished with a score of 15.533. Whitlock repeated his London 2012 achievement by winning bronze with a score of 15.500. Keatings was thrilled to have taken gold in such a major competition after recovering from injury. "It felt like I had something to prove after missing out on the Olympic team and I've been working really hard. To go clean in the final and to beat Berki, the Olympic champion, is just everything."
Whitlock, who qualified in first for the floor event, shared gold with Shatilov after both scored 15.333. Having made a piece of history by becoming Britain's first men's European floor champion, he said, "It's a little bit crazy. To win a gold medal in the Europeans is an amazing feeling. I'm very proud. It's an amazing feeling to see your name at the top of the scoreboard."
Lustralboy applauds the triumphs of our young gymnasts, particularly the three medal haul for our Olympic favourite Max. Well done, guys!
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