Max Whitlock wins gold at World Gymnastics Championships, medals for Downie sisters
Max Whitlock won his world title on pommel horse and theres have been person worldwide medals for Ellie Downie and sisters Becky in the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart on Saturday.
Whitlock had to settle for silver in Doha last year but he awakened a close contest with a score of 15.500, defeating Lee Chih-kai of Chinese Taipei and also Irelands Rhys McClenaghan, who had pipped Whitlock to golden at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships this past year.
An early error might have cost Whitlock however, his routines increased difficulty proved crucial to his victory.
Whitlock becomes the first gymnast to win world titles – hes also winner – although McClenaghan is your gymnast to maintain that a world medal.
There were tears for Becky Downie, that thought at the age of 27 her chance may have gone.
However, Downie, whos recovered from ankle and elbow injuries, produced a fantastic routine on the uneven bars to evaluate 15.000.
For quite a while, it looked like this might be sufficient for gold, but she was eventually pipped by Belgiums Nina Derwael, that successfully defended her title with a score of 15.233.
Downie had watched her younger sister Ellie take bronze on the vault behind American Simone Biles, who equalled Vitaly Scherbos list by winning world medal.
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