Monday, 6 August 2012


Article from British Gymnasts...pommel web

Team GB’s Louis Smith and Max Whitlock took SILVER and BRONZE in the men’s artistic pommel horse final; the first silver medal for GB in gymnastics since the 1908 London Games and the first silver individual apparatus medal in history.

Nineteen year old Max Whitlock stepped up fourth to compete amongst a strong field which saw him qualify down in eighth but with a clean slate in finals, he took the stage knowing anything was possible. Whitlock produced the routine of his life for 15.600 to put him into the lead half way through the final and he was only pushed down to third by Berki (HUN) the eventual winner and his teammate Smith.

With Louis Smith’s rival Berki (HUN) posting such a huge score of 16.066, Smith knew he needed to perform his most difficult routine to be in with a chance of winning the gold. With the entire crowd behind him, he did not disappoint and produced an almost flawless routine that was good enough to match his rival Berki (HUN). However, with tie breaking rules going down to execution, Smith 0.1 less than Berki, ended up with the silver.

Fantastic results, well done from everyone at Esprit!

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