Max Whitlock wins second gold of day in pommel horse final, bronze for Alex Naddour

Max Whitlock wins second gold of day in pommel horse final, bronze for Alex Naddour

Max Whitlock on pommel horse at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Great Britain’s Max Whitlock is golden two times this Sunday, winning pommel horse gold just an hour after taking the floor title at the Rio Olympics.

The reigning world champion on pommel horse and the all-around bronze medalist in Rio scored 15.966 to beat the field.

Following behind him were fellow Brit Louis Smith, who already has pommel horse silver and bronze from the last two Olympics, and the U.S.’ Alex Naddour.

It is the first Olympic medal for a U.S.’ male gymnast in Rio and first pommel horse Olympic medal for a U.S. man since 1984, when Peter Vidmar tied for gold and Tim Daggett won bronze.

The final standings were:

1. Max Whitlock: 15.966

2. Louis Smith: 15.833

3. Alex Naddour: 15.700

4. Cyril Tommasone: 15.600

5. David Belyavsky: 15.400

6. Nikolai Kuksenkov: 15.233

7. Harutyun Merdinyan: 14.933

8. Oleg Verniaiev: 12.400

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s