Max bags a fourth Commonwealth medal - but this time it’s Keatings who wins gold

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Hemel Hempstead gymnastics star Max Whitlock has added yet another medal to his collection at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Whitlock, 21, won silver on the pommel horse to add to the three golds which he has picked up in the last two days.

Newly-crowned all-around champion Whitlock, 21, went head-to-head with fellow Englishman Louis Smith, 25, and home favourite Dan Keatings in a final which was billed as a clash of the titans.

And this time it was Keatings who came out on top – adding the gold medal to his silver from the team competition on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, Whitlock completed his golden hat-trick by storming to victory on the floor.

The Hemel Hempstead gymnast put in a scintillating display of twists and turns to score a superb 15.533 in front of an appreciative crowd in Glasgow.

Described by commentator Matt Baker as a ‘gymnastics robot,’ Whitlock looked in control throughout his routine and rightly justified his pre-competition favouritism.

He was streets ahead of his nearest rivals, with David Bishop taking the silver medal and Scott Morgan winning bronze.