Golden boy Max crowned European pommel horse champion

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Hemel Hempstead star Max Whitlock has been crowned European pommel horse champion at the 2014 men’s artistic gymnastics European Championships in Sofia.

A brilliant performance saw Adeyfield man Max score 16.166 points to win gold, while Olympic champion Krisztián Berki from Hungary scored 15.633.

Earlier in the day, Max finished fifth in the floor competition, with GB team-mate Dan Purvis winning bronze.

The medals cap an excellent championship for the British team, who won silver in the team competition earlier in the week.

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