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Max Antony Whitlock (born 13 January 1993) is a British artistic gymnast.
He is a five-time Olympic medalist (all around, team, floor exercise, and twice on pommel horse), as well as an eight-time world medalist with three gold and five silver medals on the same apparatus.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he became Britain's first gold medalist in artistic gymnastics, winning both the men's floor and pommel horse trials.
Whitlock is the most competitive gymnast in his country's history, with 12 medals and five titles in Olympic and world championships. Whitlock rose to fame when he captured bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and silver on the 2013 World Championships.
He has been a European champion on both floor and pommel horses, as well as winning the floor and all-around individual competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Whitlock earned the silver medal in the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, defeating Daniel Keatings for the best showing in a British gymnastics competition.
Whitlock achieved gold medals in Glasgow, Scotland, at a score of 16.133 on the pommel horse. Whitlock was selected for the British Olympic gymnastics team in July 16, 2016.
He first gained a bronze medal in the all-round gymnastics tournament, which is Great Britain's first medal in this Olympic event for 108 years.
He captured gold medals in the Men's Floor and Men's Pommel Horse events, becoming his country's most competitive Olympic gymnast and its first Olympic gymnast.
Whitlock was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, on January 13, 1993.
He was introduced to gymnastics by a friend from a swimming club when he was seven and joined the Sapphire School of Gymnastics in Hemel Hempstead. When he was twelve years old, his teacher, Klemen Bedenik, returned to Slovenia, and Whitlock followed him to Maribor to continue training. He returned three months later and joined South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon, where he is now being coached by his brother-in-law Scott Hann. Leah Whitlock's wife, Leah, has also worked as an artistic gymnastics coach at the South Essex Gymnastics Club.
Whitlock attended Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead.
In July 2017, Whitlock married Leah Hickton. They opened Max Whitlock Gymnastics Club in Colchester and Southend the following year. Willow, the family's first child, was born on February 23, 2019.
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Whitlock captured gold on pommel horse and floor in April and was second all-around at the 2010 Junior European Championships in Birmingham.
He was part of the team that lifted the silver medal for England in the gymnastics at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in October. He also received the silver medal in the men's pommel horse and a bronze medal in the men's horizontal bar.
Whitlock was an alternate for the British men's team at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
Whitlock was a member of the Montpellier team that lifted Gold in the European Championships in May. This was the first time the British men's team had won a Team Gold, defeating both Russia and Romania. He qualified for the Pommel Horse final, where he finished in 6th place.
Whitlock was a member of the British Gymnastics Team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he helped the team gain a bronze medal at the team final on July 30th, 2012. This was the first time the men's team had won a medal since 1912. He also earned the bronze medal in the pommel event final, defeating 2011 world silver medalist Cyril Tommasone with a score of 15.600, but winning the gold with the same score as Whitlock's GB teammate Louis Smith, but with a higher execution rating.
Whitlock qualified at the 2013 European Championships on April 19th. Whitlock earned a medal of each color: a silver medal in the floor exercise with 15.333 points behind Russian gold medalist David Belyavskiy; a gold medal in the pommel horse with 15.500 points; and a bronze medal in the pommel horse with 15.500 points.
He also competed in Antwerp, Belgium, where he placed second on pommel horses.
At the 2014 European Championships in Sofia, he was between 19-May 2014 and May 25. Whitlock, with his four Great Britain colleagues, earned Team silver medal behind Russia with a total score of 262.087 points. Whitlock received the gold medal in pommel horse (16.166) over 2012 Olympic champion Krisztián Berki in the event finals.
Whitlock, along with his four England teammates, took Team gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom, earning a total score of 266.804 points. Whitlock received the gold medal with a score of 90.631 points in the artistic individual all-around category. Whitlock claimed bronze in the Men's Floor final with a score of 15.533. In the parallel bars final, he took silver in the Pommel Horse final with a score of 15.966 and bronze.
Whitlock was selected to represent the United Kingdom in the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China. With a drop in Floor Exercises and costly mistakes on Pommel Horses, he had a difficult time in qualifications. He did not qualify for any of the individual finals, including the All Around, because the two per country rule as he qualified behind teammates Daniel Purvis and Nile Wilson. Wilson dropped out of the All Around tournament due to a wrist injury, allowing Whitlock to replace him in the final. With a score of 90.473, he took his bronze medal by 90.473, just under a point and a half behind Kohei Uchimura, who scored 91.965 to win his fifth World All-Around Championship.
Whitlock was the defending all-around champion at the English Championships in March. He won gold on pommel horse with a score of 16.4 but he failed to qualify on vault, his last event, which was very disappointing.
Due to sickness, he only competed on pommel horse at the British Championships, where he took the silver medal behind Louis Smith. Whitlock was found to have glandular fever after the match. Despite this, Whitlock was selected to compete in Montpellier on the ground and pommel horse. However, he did not qualify for any event finals.
Whitlock's coach announced that after the Championships, he'd take a break from work to recuperate, and that he'd stopped posting social media and quit using television. Whitlock revealed on Twitter in May that he had returned to training.
Whitlock competed in the British men's team for the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Whitlock qualified for a spot in the final after making some minor mistakes in the qualification rounds, but Whitlock retained the spot for the individual all-around final with tiebreaker rules. The men's team, which included team captain Kristian Thomas, Daniel Purvis, Louis Smith, Brinn Bevan, Nile Wilson, and alternate James Hall, became the first British men's team to win a medal at a World Championships, winning a silver behind Japan. In the Individual All-Round final, Whitlock and Purvis did a good job. Whitlock was kicked out of the medals due to a drop on the High Bar, but he did a good job on the Floor to earn a spot in the top eight. He also recorded the highest score on the pommel horse out of all the participants, 16.100. Whitlock qualified in the Floor and pommel horse finals on October 31. He received the silver medal on the ground behind world champion Kenzo Shirai, and later in the afternoon, became the first British man to win a World Championship gold medal with a score of 16.133 on the pommel horse. Louis Smith, his coworker, received the silver medal with a score of 16.033.
On the 12th of March 2016, Whitlock defeated Glasgow at the Glasgow World Cup. He was 89.299. Whitlock earned the highest marks of the competition on floor and pommel horse, finishing second on vault and high bar.
Whitlock was suspended from the Great Britain squad for the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, due to a virus.
Whitlock was selected for the national Olympic gymnastics team in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2016, alongside Louis Smith, Nile Wilson, Kristian Thomas, and Brinn Bevan. In the all-round gymnastics competition, he received bronze medal, marking the first appearance in this Olympic event in over 108 years. He went on to win the individual floor exercise, becoming the first British gymnast to win an individual gold medal. He claimed his second gold medal in the individual pommel horse within two hours.
Whitlock won the pommel horse at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, becoming the first British gymnast to successfully defend a world championship.
Whitlock was one of the team that won gold in the team competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, he failed to defend his individual titles in the Games; he missed out on the individual all-around tournament, finishing 6th on the floor, and winning only a silver on the pommel horse, the first time he hadn't won gold on this apparatus since 2015.
Whitlock won a silver medal at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow. However, an individual medal was lost due to an error in his routine on the pommel horse.
Whitlock lost his third straight pommel gold at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, despite receiving the same score of 15.166 as the champion. Ruoteng Due to a lower execution rate, he came in second place in second place.
Whitlock won gold at the European Championships in 2018, but he recovered his gold on pommel horse at the 2019 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Szczecin, Poland.
Whitlock recovered from an early mistake to win his third world gold on pommel horse at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.
Whitlock competed at the European Championships in Basel, Switzerland.
Whitlock competed for Great Britain at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. With a score of 255.76, the team finished fourth in fourth place. Whitlock declined to defend the floor exercise title, instead focusing on the pommel horse. With a score of 15.583, he went on to win the Olympic gold medal on the pommel horse. He gained two Olympic titles and three World titles, as well as being the most successful gymnast ever on pommel horse.