Whitlock pommel victory brings double golden Sunday for Group GB l Janaseva News



ax Whitlock’s profitable defence of his Olympic pommel horse title made it a doubly golden Sunday for Group GB in Japan.

The 28-year-old gymnast from Hertfordshire turned a six-time Olympic medallist as his younger daughter and wider household watched from dwelling.

His mom Madeleine Whitlock stated she was “so proud” of her son, describing him as “my champion”.

Whitlock topped the rostrum after former prepare dinner Charlotte Worthington secured gold for Group GB within the BMX freestyle earlier within the day.

Sunday’s successes brings Group GB’s medal tally thus far within the Tokyo video games to 32, with 10 golds, 10 silvers and 12 bronzes.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed Whitlock’s victory, tweeting: “Congratulations @maxwhitlock1! Another fantastic result for @TeamGB”

In a while Sunday night, Group GB’s BMX racing stars Beth Shriever and Kye Whyte, who gained gold and silver respectively, have been welcomed again to the UK.

The pair posed with their medals at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, with Shriever receiving a bunch of flowers, a kiss and embrace from boyfriend Brynley Savage.

Gold medal profitable BMX rider Bethany Shriever is met by her boyfriend Brynley Savage on her return to the UK (Steve Parsons/PA) / PA Wire

A pommel gold medallist on the Rio video games in 2016, Whitlock has since married his childhood sweetheart Leah and welcomed now two-year-old Willow into the world.

Shortly earlier than his win in Japan, his spouse shared a photograph on Twitter of their daughter sitting alongside her cousins prepared to observe her father compete on TV.

In an interview with the BBC Willow despatched the message: “See you soon… well done Dad.”

Leah later tweeted after her husband’s win: “We are so unbelievably proud of you @maxwhitlock1

“You did the most amazing routine going up first and under so much pressure and you went for it. Just amazing. We can’t wait to see you! We love you so much!!”


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