Participants

Max WHITLOCK

Max WHITLOCK
    Artistic Gymnastics
Birth Date:  13 Jan 1993
Place of Birth:  HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  25
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  167

Max WHITLOCK - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 14:33
Gold Medal Event Men's Floor Exercise Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 15:27
Gold Medal Event Men's Pommel Horse Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Floor Exercise 1 15.533
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Pommel Horse 2 15.966
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Rings 5 14.566
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Vault - 15.333
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Parallel Bars 3 15.066
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Horizontal Bars 3 QR 14.766
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Individual All-Around 1 90.631
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Team 1 266.804
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Team 2 256.750
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Floor Exercise 18 13.400
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Pommel Horse 2 15.125
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Parallel Bars 21 13.300
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Rings 15 13.85
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Horizontal Bar 3 13.575
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Individual All-Around 4 84.450

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Floor Exercise 1 15.633
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Parallel Bars 23 15.066
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Horizontal Bar 58 13.566
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Rings 22 14.6
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Pommel Horse 1 15.966
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Individual All-Around 3 90.641
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Team 4 269.752
2012 London, GBR Men's Floor Exercise 14 15.266
2012 London, GBR Men's Parallel Bars 54 13.9
2012 London, GBR Men's Rings 49 14.133
2012 London, GBR Men's Pommel Horse 3 15.6
2012 London, GBR Men's Team 3 271.711

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 Montreal, CAN Men's Pommel Horse 1 15.441
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Floor Exercise 2 15.566
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Pommel Horse 1 16.133
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Team 2 270.345
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Individual All-Around 2 90.473
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Team 4 269.170
2013 Antwerp, BEL Men's Individual All-Around 4 89.031
2013 Antwerp, BEL Men's Pommel Horse 2 15.633
2017 Montreal, CAN Men's Floor Exercise 47 13.333
2017 Montreal, CAN Men's Individual All-Around 119 28.633
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Rings 44 14.433
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Parallel Bars 54 14.700
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Horizontal Bar 89 13.600
2015 Glasgow, GBR Men's Individual All-Around 5 89.249
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Floor Exercise 154 13.766
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Pommel Horse 11 15.233
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Rings 51 14.533
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Parallel Bars 36 14.866
2014 Nanning, CHN Men's Horizontal Bar 15 14.600
2013 Antwerp, BEL Men's Floor Exercise 34 14.533
2013 Antwerp, BEL Men's Rings 88 12.900
2013 Antwerp, BEL Men's Parallel Bars 37 14.600
2013 Antwerp, BEL Men's Horizontal Bar 18 14.600

Nickname: Magic Max (dailymail.co.uk, 16 Aug 2016)
Hobbies: Designing clothes and trainers (medium.com, 16 Dec 2015)
Occupation: Athlete (fig-gymnastics.com, 23 Jun 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach: CLUB: Scott HANN (ENG) (british-gymnastics.org, 21 Jun 2017)
Reason: "I was in a local swimming club in Hemel Hempstead and my friend said you should come along and try gymnastics and I did and I loved it. I was seven when I started gymnastics, which is quite late really." (2015worldgymnastics.com, 22 Oct 2015)
Ambition: "I want to do the 2020 Olympics and maybe another." (barrheadnews.com, 16 Dec 2016)
Hero: Japanese gymnast Kohei UCHIMURA and Jamaican runner Usain BOLT. (2015worldgymnastics.com, 22 Oct 2015; maxwhitlock.com, 21 Jun 2017)
Additional information

HONOURABLE MENTION
Awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the 2017 New Year's Honours List for services to gymnastics. (bbc.com, 29 Dec 2016)

BREAK
Announced a six-month break from competitive gymnastics in March 2017. Absent from the European Championships in Cluj, Romania, in April 2017. Also used the break to develop two new and unique pommel horse routines. "I want to have a move named after me. It's been a target for a long, long time. I am very close now and it’s exciting. It’s about creating something that shocks people." (telegraph.co.uk, 8 Mar 2017; dailymail.co.uk, 9 Mar 2017)

VIRUS
Ruled out of the Great Britain team for the 2016 European Championship in Bern, Switzerland, with a virus in May 2016. (bbc.com, 20 May 2016)

FEVER
Withdrew from the all-around competition at the 2015 European Championships in Montpellier, France, because of low-grade glandular fever. Still competed in the pommel horse and floor competitions, but did not make the finals. (bbc.com, 15 Apr 2015; gymnasticsresults.com, 16 Apr 2015)

CHAMPION SLEEPER
Sleeps 10-plus hours to recover and get his energy up for training the next day. (telegraph.co.uk, 11 Aug 2016)

PODIUM PRIDE
Became Team GB's first all-around men's gymnastics Olympic medallist in 108 years, after he took bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (telegraph.co.uk, 10 Aug 2016)

OWN SCHOOL
Opened his first Colchester gymnastics school in January 2018, Max Whitlock Gymnastics. "Lots of kids will turn around and do something else and then we’ve lost them which is a huge shame, especially because I know how good the sport is." (gazette-news.co.uk, 25 Jan 2018)

REFUSAL
Among several top gymnasts who refused to sign World Class Performance Programme contracts and were threatened with having their funding withdrawn. (theguardian.com, 13 Nov 2017)

GYM COUPLE
Married childhood sweetheart Leah HICKTON in July 2017. HICKTON is also a trained gymnast and head coach at South Essex Gymnastics Club. (dailymail.co.uk, 18 Jul 2017)


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Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
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Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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