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Max Whitlock MBE


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. 





Date of Birth

13 January 1993

Place of Birth

Hemel Hempstead


South Essex Gymnastics Club

Commonwealth Appearances

Gold Coast 2018

Glasgow 2014

Delhi 2010

Sporting Achievements

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Gold men's team, silver pommel horse

2017 World Championships - Gold

Rio 2016 Olympic Games - 2 x gold and 1 x bronze

2015 World Championships - Gold and 2 x silver

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - All-around, floor and team gold, pommel silver and parallel bars bronze

London 2012 Olympic Games - 2 x bronze

Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games - Silver pommel, silver team, bronze high bar

3 x European champion

6 x World medallist


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 every Commonwealth games since, alone and with his teammates he holds a total of 10 medals, including 4 gold, making history. 

Competing at the 2012 and 2016 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. 

Can he keep his title at the next games in Birmingham? We cannot wait to see if he adds to his medal count of 34 medals including 14 golds. 

Gymnastics is a sport practiced by men and women that requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, endurance and control.

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