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Max Whitlock MBE


Date of Birth

13 January 1993



Place of Birth

Hemel Hempstead


South Essex Gymnastics Club

Commonwealth Appearances

Max Whitlock MBE is a five-time Olympic medallist and a six-time world medallist only at the age of 27,  he holds a total of 12 medals, 5 titles in Olympic and World championships and is now the most successful gymnast in his nation's history. 

Whitlock was born in Hemel Hempstead and was introduced to gymnastics when he was seven, and joined the Sapphire school of gymnastics and at the age of 12, Max followed his coach Bedenik to Maribor to continue training. On his return he joined South Essex gymnastics club where is is still currently coached by Scott Hann. 

Whitlock came to prominence when he won the bronze medal at pommel horse at the 2012 Summer Olympics and silver on the apparatus at the 2013 World Championships.

He competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and proceeded to win silver for the men's artistic all round team event, as well as a silver and a bronze for men's pommel horse and horizontal bar. Max's success streak only continued here on in, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, he scored the highest on the pommel horse, beating teammate Louis Smith and continued to win bronze for Team and Country.

Returning to the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, alone and with his teammates he holds a total of 10 medals, including 4 gold, making history. 

Competing at the 2012, 2016 and 2020 Olympics, he became Britain's first ever Olympic Champion in artistic gymnastics to win both the men's floor and pommel horse exercises in one games labelling him as his country's most successful Olympic gymnast. 

Whitlock took some time away from the gymnastics arena after the Tokyo 202 Olympics and was part of the Birmingham 2022 commentary team before making his return to international competition in September 2023.

In Gymnastics Team England enjoyed a historic Games.

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Gymnastics Silver for Whitlock on the pommel horse
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